The Master Day Three Round Up| Scheffler leads the pack on -1 after a 71 round

Day three of the Masters saw Scheffler lead with Smith, Im and Lowry trailing behind.

The Masters did not fail to entertain as day three was full of ups and downs for each of the players on the course.

The current world no.1 Scottie Scheffler carried his excellent play from day two over to the third day of the competition until the turn of the back nine. A round of 71 saw Scheffler hold the lead of the tournament at -9. Mistakes started to creep in but the American managed to hold it together to have a score of -1 for the day.

Day one Leaders Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith managed to creep back up the leader board to put pressure on the current leader. Smith finds himself only three shots back after a brilliant day around Augusta. Smith shot a 68 round putting him at an overall of -6 for the tournament.

Shane Lowry once again leads the Irish contingent as he sits in fourth place at an overall score of -2 for the tournament. On the third day he managed a 73 for +1 on the day but some incredible recovery shots from the Offaly native helped stop the bleeding before it was too late.

Currently in the top five for the tournament, a finish this high would be huge for Lowry giving him his highest ever finish at the Masters. A top quality round today could bring Lowry right back into contention for the top three.

It was a very disappointing day for Rory McIlroy as he just could not get the breaks he needed around the course. Coming up short was the story of his day as he experienced a very tough day at Augusta. A tied ninth position is where the four time major winner finds himself starting his day today.

A top ten finish would be the best of a bad situation as McIlroy just seems a little bit off the pace of the top players this weekend but we will all hope for a brilliant turn around today.

Seamus Power finds himself at +6 at his first Masters tournament on day four. A valiant effort from the Waterford native but just short of the quality needed to make a real push for the top portion of the leader board.

Power should aim for an improved day and hopefully a top twenty-five finish. To finish that high in his first Masters would be and excellent achievement as he continues his ascendancy in the world of top quality golf.

Coming into the last day of the most prestigious tournament in golf comes with the promise of a highly entertaining eighteen holes for each of the players competing this weekend.

The Current Leader board for the tournament is as follows !

1United StatesS. Scheffler19:40-9
2AustraliaC. Smith19:40-6
3South KoreaS.J. Im19:30-4
T4IrelandS. Lowry19:30-2
T4South AfricaC. Schwartzel19:20-2
T6United StatesJ. Thomas19:20-1
T6CanadaC. Conners19:10-1
8EnglandD. Willett19:10E
T9United StatesJ. Kokrak19:00+1
T9EnglandT. Fleetwood19:00+1
T9United StatesC. Morikawa18:50+1
T9United StatesD. Johnson18:40+1
T9Northern IrelandR. McIlroy18:50+1
T36IrelandS. Power16:30+6

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