Rookie Jake Knapp Leads Mexico Open with Stellar Third-Round Show

Rookie Jake Knapp steals the spotlight at the Mexico Open with a brilliant 63, featuring 11 birdies to claim the lead. Find out how the newcomer is shaking up the PGA Tour competition.

In an enthralling display of golfing prowess, rookie Jake Knapp took the third-round lead at the Mexico Open. Carding an impressive 63, Knapp made a remarkable 11 birdies to move to 19-under-par at the Vidanta course.

The American golfer, who is new to the PGA Tour, showcased his talent with a blistering start. He opened with a pair of birdies and added five more in the next six holes, reaching the turn in an outstanding 28.

“The third-round surge by Knapp has set the stage for an exciting final round.”

Meanwhile, Matt Wallace‘s challenge faded away, as the Englishman could only manage a level-par 71 to finish the day eight strokes off the pace. Wallace, who had started the day in a four-way tie for the lead, was joined at 11-under-par by Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, who shot a 65 with four birdies and an impressive eagle at the 18th hole.

Completing the top five without a win on the PGA Tour were:

  • Canada‘s Ben Silverman
  • Sweden‘s Henrik Norlander
  • Chan Kim from an undisclosed location

The third-round surge by Knapp has set the stage for an exciting final round, as the rookie looks to secure his first PGA Tour victory.

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