NeSmith loses ground in Players Am

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North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith shot 1-under-par 71 on Saturday, but lost ground on the leader in The Players Amateur at the South Course at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C.

NeSmith,who started the third round eight shots behind Australia’s Daniel Nisbet, now trails by nine.

Nisbet had 70 and is at 11-under 205 entering today’s final round. NeSmith, 18, is tied for fourth place at 214 after previous rounds of 69-74.

Alabama golfer Bobby Wyatt shot 67 and is one shot behind Nisbet.

Today’s winner will receive an exemption into the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage in April.

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