Scott Piercy’s 61 breaks Reno-Tahoe Open record
Scott Piercy reeled off eight consecutive birdies to post a 28
on the front nine and eagled the 616-yard closing hole to break the
course record with an 11-under 61 on Saturday, taking a two-stroke
lead after three rounds of the Reno-Tahoe Open.
Piercy, winless in three years on the PGA Tour, enters the final
round at 13-under 203, two ahead of Josh Teater and three ahead of
a group that includes 1995 PGA champion Steve Elkington.
Elkington had a 68 Saturday to get to 10-under 206. He was tied
for third with 2006 Reno champ Chris Riley, first-round leader Nick
O’Hern, Pat Perez, John Merrick and Blake Adams. Two-time Reno
winner Vaughn Taylor and 2007 champ Steve Flesch were at