Briefs: MacKenzie’s meltdown hands leads to Turnesa
MADISON, Miss. — Will MacKenzie simply “spaced out” on the last hole.
Penalized two strokes for moving impediments in a hazard, MacKenzie lost three shots on 18 to give the Viking Classic lead back to Mark Turnesa.
MacKenzie’s 8 Saturday on the par-5 18th left him tied for second with Brian Gay, two strokes behind Turnesa on the Annandale course.
“I made a huge mistake,” MacKenzie said. “A very costly mistake.”
Turnesa, a PGA Tour rookie who also topped the second-round leaderboard, shot a 6-under 66 for a 17-under 199 total. MacKenzie and Gay had 67s.
MacKenzie, who has one tour victory, the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2006, opened with birdies on the first two holes and made the turn at 32. His only stumble before 18 was a bogey on the fourth hole.
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