E.A. Sports Today

Lindsey has his best day

Oxford golfer shoots 87, moves into the top 25 of his flight at Golf Channel Am Tour national championship

LaQUINTA, Cal. — John Lindsey posted his best score of the week in the Golf Channel Am Tour national championship Monday, shooting 87 on the PGA West Stadium Course to climb into the top 25 of his flight.

Lindsey stands at 278 in the Jones Flight, elevating into a tie for 24th heading into Tuesday’s final round.

There were only four scores better than Lindsey’s 87 in his flight in the third round. He was 10-over on the back nine — his opening nine — struggling over the last four holes, but played holes 1 through 9 in 5-over coming home.

“I really didn’t think I could get back in the top 25,” Lindsey said. “I honestly played for skins today. There was no pressure on me because I knew I couldn’t win.”

Lance Evans, meanwhile, shot 80 on the Stadium Course and is at 238 in the championship flight.

— East Alabama Sports Today

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