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American Gooch takes the top of LIV Golf Boston, Chilean Niemann second

American Talor Gooch made an important birdie on the penultimate hole on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Chilean Joaquin Niemann heading into


American Talor Gooch made an important birdie on the penultimate hole on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Chilean Joaquin Niemann heading into the final round of the LIV Golf Invitational in Boston.

Gooch, who finished in the top 10 in the first three events of the controversial Saudi-backed LIV golf series, had six birdies and one bogey on his 65-stroke card (-5) at the International Golf Club and led the field. of 48 players with a 12 under par (128).

For his part, Niemann, one of the six new recruits for this week’s tournament, finished with a cardboard with 65 (-5) to total 129 (-11).

In third place was Dustin Johnson, also an American, with a total of 130, ten under par.

“It was an unbelievable round,” said Niemann, who on Friday said he had a lot of fun playing his debut round in the promising series.

Mexican Abraham Ancer and Spaniard Sergio García shared 14th place with 134 shots (-6).

Meanwhile, the also Aztec Carlos Ortiz and the Iberian López Chacarra were tied for 19th place with 136 hits (-4).

Also Spanish Adrián Otaegui finished in 45th place with 145 (+5).

– Results of Saturday in the golf tournament LIV Golf:

1. Talor Gooch (USA) 128 (63-65)

2. Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 129 (64-65)

3. Dustin Johnson (USA) 130 (67-63)

4. Anirman Lahiri (IND) 131 (66-65)

5. Jason Krokak (USA) 132 (67-65)

. Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 132 (66-66)

. Matthew Wolf (USA) 132 (63-69)

8. Brown Grace (RSA) 133 (67-66)

. Sadom Kaewkanjana (THA) 133 (67-66)

. Kevin Na (USA) 133 (66-67)

14. Abraham Ancer (MEX) 134 (69-65)

. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 134 (70-64)

19. Carlos Ortiz (MEX) 136 (69-67)

. Lopez Chacarra (ESP) 136 (68-68)

45. Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 145 (75-70)

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