NORMAN — It’s Andrew Yun’s tournament to lose.
The ex-Stanford standout, who opened the OK Korral Championship with a pair of 65s, didn’t make it any easier on the field after firing a third-round 67 that, believe it or not, included a lost ball, another in a hazard, and a double bogey without the aid of penalty strokes all before he reached the seventh tee.
“The first six holes were quite eventful,” Yun said. “The scoreboard was changing a lot.”
Nevertheless, it’s Yun at 13-under par 197 leading Edmond’s Dillon Rust by three strokes and Christopher Brown and Jonathan Moore by four strokes heading into today’s final round of the Adams Pro Tour event at Belmar Golf Club.
“You could tell there were some nerves involved, but he’s a great putter and he was in pretty good control (after No. 6) and didn’t get in any bad spots the rest of the day,” said Drew Laning, who played with Yun Friday and will enter today seven strokes back. “He’s going to be tough if he keeps putting that well.”
And, perhaps, recovering so well.
Yun lost a ball on the par 5 third hole, but responded by making par after hitting his fourth shot to four feet. Esentially, Yun eagled the hole but for the lost ball.
He found the hazard on the fourth and made bogey and suffered a three-putt to make double bogey at the sixth. Still, he was only 1-over par a third of the way through his third round thanks to birdies at Nos. 2 and 5.
“I knew with 12 holes left I could turn it around,” he said.
Yun did exactly that, going on a tear starting at No. 9, where he began a four-birdies-in-five-holes run. From there, he parred out.