Pettersson has lead going into final round at RBC Heritage (AUDIO)

Posted April 14, 2012 7:56 pm | Filed under Sports

Pettersson has 3rd round lead

Sweden’s Carl Pettersson will be the leader when the final round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town begins Sunday.  Pettersson, who now calls Raleigh, NC  home after attending NC State, fired a round of 66 Saturday which included a streak of five straight birdies on the front side.   He made the turn in 31.  His two birdies on the back were offset by a pair of bogeys.

Pettersson has a one shot lead over second round leader Colt Knost who had his third straight round in the 60s with a 69 Saturday.  His round included a eagle at the par 5 second where he holed a 48 foot putt from just off the green.

AUDIO:  Carl Pettersson after Saturday’s round [8:19]

AUDIO:  Colt Knost talks about Saturday’s round [5:55]

Former Masters champion Zach Johnson had a 66 Saturday and is at 8 under par while two time RBC Heritage winner Boo Weekley is another shot back after a 70.  Defending champion Brandt Snedecker is in a group at six under.

Bishopville’s Tommy Gainey leads the state contingent.  He had his best round of the tournament Saturday, a 68, and is at five under par.  Greenville’s Matt Bettencourt also had a 68 and moved to minus three.