Ogilvy makes his move

Sunday, 6 May 2012
Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy

Webb Simpson holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship as Australian Geoff Ogilvy stormed up the leaderboard.

Simpson, a member of the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, shot a third-round 69 for a total of 202 to lead fellow Americans Ryan Moore and D.A. Points who are tied for second.

But the three front-runners will be nervously looking over their shoulders for Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, the 2010 champion, after he shot a third-round 66 to tie for fourth place with overnight leader Nick Watney, who slumped to a 72.

Rickie Fowler (67) and Stewart Cink (71) share sixth place three shots off the pace.

But the big mover was Ogilvy, who carded a seven-under 65 to join fellow countryman John Senden (72) and American George McNeill for a share of eighth place at 10-under.

Simpson, who lives less than a mile from the club, birdied the 17th hole to take the slender lead with a 14-under par total of 202 after 54 holes.

There are nine players within four strokes of Simpson's lead and 13 sitting six strokes off the pace.

"I don't want to get ahead of myself," said Simpson, who is looking for his third PGA Tour win in 17 starts.

"I look at the leaderboard and there's so many great players within a shot or two. So I know it's going to be a tough day. I know I can go out and shoot four-under and get beat by two or three."