Virginia golf alumnus James Driscoll is in contention for a top finish Sunday at the Humana Challenge, a PGA Tour event in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Driscoll (-19) sits fourth headed into Sunday's final round and looks primed for his best tournament finish in almost three years. Patrick Reed (-27) leads the field after firing three consecutive rounds of 63. Reed set a new PGA Tour record on Saturday for the lowest score to par after three rounds in a tournament in PGA history. Charley Hoffman and Brendon Todd are tied for second place at -20.
While Reed's lead looks insurmountable, Driscoll and the rest of the field will fight for prize money and FedEx Cup points. A top-5 finish would vault Driscoll into the top 30 of the FedEx cup and would continue a run of steady play to start the 2013-2014 season. Driscoll already has a top-25 finish this season, placing 21st at the Frys.com Open in October. He has two second-place finishes in his career and is in great shape to score his third on Sunday. Virginia fans looking to follow Driscoll can tune into the Golf Channel at 3PM EST for the final round of the Humana Challenge.
Driscoll is one of four Cavaliers playing on the PGA Tour or Web.com Tour this season. Ben Kohles, who graduated from Virginia in 2012, will begin the season on the Web.com Tour after narrowly losing his PGA Tour card last fall. Kohles will be joined on the Web.com Tour by Kyle Stough, who earned an exemption in the Web.com Q School in December. Steve Marino, a 2002 Virginia grad, has a major medical exemption on the PGA Tour following a 2011 knee injury. When Marino returns, he'll have 9 starts to earn just over $400k in prize money to keep his tour card.
Stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for more coverage of Driscoll's final round and Virginia's golf alumni in 2014.