Starting the day four shots behind overnight leader Garrett Skinner, Hogan didn't make his first birdie on Indooroopilly's River Course until the sixth hole where he rattled off three in a row to make the turn at 1 under par for the tournament. Hogan then made birdie on the short par 4 10th hole before finishing with birdies on the 15th and 18th holes to record a bogey free found of 66.
Having already taken out the NSW/ACT PGA Trainee Championship earlier this year, Hogan has become somewhat of a third round specialist.
"I shot 7 under par in the 3rd round of our state championship and was good enough to go on and win there so hopefully it is an omen for what might be tomorrow" said Hogan.
"Our flight was delayed getting into Brisbane on Saturday and given we are playing four different layouts this week I didn't actually get to see a couple of the nines until we played them on Monday. It didn't seem to matter too much though and all of us NSW Trainees have been really impressed with the courses and the format this week".
Playing with Hogan in the third round was Pacific Harbour PGA Trainee Nicholas Drinkwater who recorded a 3 under par round to be 1 under par for the tournament and three behind Hogan. Joining the duo in tomorrow's final group is Caloundra's Jacob Boyce who also shot 69 helped by a tap in eagle on the par 5 12th hole as well as a birdie on the 18th to finish.
The lion's share of $35,000 in prizemoney and the chance to join the likes of Greg Norman and Rod Pampling on the Carnegie Clark Cup is all on the line in tomorrow's final round. Tee times begin at 7:30am with the lead group teeing off at 8:42am on Indooroopilly's prestigious West Course, and spectators are welcome as we look to crown our 2016 Tony Hollands QLD PGA Trainee Champion at approx 1pm.
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