Séamus Power in a tie for third ahead of Hawaii final round

Waterford man birdies three of final four holes to keep in touch with leader Henley

Séamus Power birdied three out of his final four holes to enter the final round of the Sony Open in a tie for third position.

Power carded a five-under round of 65, good for a total of 14-under as he sits in a group that is four shots behind the leader Russell Henley.

Henley shot a three-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round in Hawaii.

Henley maintained his place atop the leaderboard despite two bogeys in the third round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Henley sits at 18 under, two strokes ahead of Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, who shot 63 to card the low score of the round.

Four players are four shots back at 14-under.

Henley, who posted two eagles on Friday, had to battle his way through Saturday’s round.

“I figured it wouldn’t be quite as easy as the first two days. It’s just not how golf works typically,” Henley said. “I wasn’t planning on making bogeys, but definitely wasn’t expecting to shoot eight-under again. But at the same time, I felt really good about my game all day. I never really got too nervous or too ahead of myself.”

Henley won his PGA Tour debut in 2013 at the Sony Open, setting a then-tournament record by finishing at 24-under 256.

Matsuyama posted a clean round, using seven birdies to put himself into position for Sunday’s final round.

“Probably putting was strong point today,” Matsuyama said. “Even my missed putts found the hole. I was lucky today.”

Matt Kuchar (third-round 67), Haotong LI of China (68), Canada’s Adam Svensson (65) are bunched in third place with Power but are likely too far out at 14 under.

Defending champion and first-rounder leader Kevin Na shot a three-under 67 to sit tied for 11th at 11-under 199 through three rounds.

Honolulu Collated Collated third round scores & totals in the USPGA Tour Sony Open (USA unless stated, Par 70):

192 Russell Henley 62 63 67

194 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 66 65 63

196 Matt Kuchar 64 65 67, Haotong Li (Chn) 63 65 68, Séamus Power (Irl) 63 68 65, Adam Svensson (Can) 64 67 65

197 Lucas Glover 67 66 64, Kevin Kisner 68 64 65

198 Cameron Davis (Aus) 66 66 66, Russell Knox (Sco) 67 67 64

199 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa) 65 69 65, Talor Gooch 67 66 66, Ben Kohles 68 67 64, Jason Kokrak 64 68 67, Kevin Na 61 71 67, Brandt Snedeker 66 65 68, Michael Thompson 63 67 69

200 Keegan Bradley 69 65 66, Hayden Buckley 67 66 67, Corey Conners (Can) 64 67 69, Luke Donald (Eng) 68 65 67, Kramer Hickok 66 69 65, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) 71 64 65, Keith Mitchell 67 68 65, Ryan Palmer 64 68 68, Davis Riley 65 66 69

201 Wesley Bryan 67 65 69, Stewart Cink 68 63 70, Andrew Putnam 68 67 66, Greyson Sigg 67 66 68, Dylan Wu 65 66 70

202 Harris English 66 67 69, Billy Horschel 65 67 70, Chris Kirk 66 65 71, Maverick McNealy 65 67 70, Kyle Stanley 66 67 69, Vincent Whaley 66 67 69, Ryan Armour 71 63 68

203 Joseph Bramlett 68 66 69, Charles Howell III 69 63 71, Si Woo Kim (Kor) 68 66 69, Patton Kizzire 63 68 72, Jim Knous 68 67 68, Marc Leishman (Aus) 67 68 68, Keita Nakajima (Jpn) 67 64 72, Sahith Theegala 65 69 69, Brendon Todd 67 66 70, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa) 66 68 69

204 Brett Drewitt (Aus) 68 67 69, Brian Harman 67 68 69, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor) 69 66 69, Kevin Tway 66 67 71, Vaughn Taylor 65 70 69

205 Paul Barjon (Fra) 66 68 71, Kevin Chappell 63 72 70, Henrik Norlander (Swe) 68 67 70, J. T. Poston 64 69 72, Hudson Swafford 68 67 70

206 Jim Furyk 62 72 72, Denny McCarthy 71 64 71, Webb Simpson 67 68 71, Sepp Straka (Aut) 66 67 73, Jimmy Walker 69 66 71

207 Sam Ryder 68 67 72

208 Justin Lower 67 67 74

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