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Akshay Bhatia, Aaron Rai and more from 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic

2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Cameron Davis of Australia plays his shot from the fourth tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 29, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Raj Mehta/Getty Images)

Cam Davis has been climbing the leaderboard each day. He moved up four spots on Saturday after firing a 6-under 66 to climb into a tie for third. The 2021 Rocket champ knows what it takes to finish strong at Detroit Golf Club; on Saturday, it was a strong start, as Davis birdied Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 7. He managed just two birdies on the back nine, closing with a bird on No. 18 after charging to within 7½ feet of the pin in two strokes.

That leveled him with “the other Cam” — Cameron Young, who carded a 5-under 67 Saturday. Young wobbled slightly on the front nine, with a bogey on the par-5 fifth wiping out part of the momentum from birdies on Nos. 1, 6 and 7. But he closed strong as well, with birdies on three of four holes in the 14-17 stretch. He came close to sitting in third place by himself after a fantastic opening on the par-5 14th. Young drove 306 yards to the right side of the fairway, staying just above the bunker, then fired it 251 yards to reach the green in two. But a long putt didn’t fall, leaving him a 2½-footer for the birdie.

If Young can string some great holes together — as he did in his runner-up finish in 2022 — he can be another big problem for Bhatia and Rai.


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