Well, it’s not been the same on Day 3 today for our Aussie own Cameron Smith – who has dropped two spots from 1st to now 3rd alongside Cameron Young (USA) following a disappointing score with two birdies & bogeys in between pars of one over 73. However, he’s only four strokes away from regaining the top spot going into the 4th & final day at -12 behind joint leaders – Rory McIIroy from Northern Ireland and Norway’s Viktor Hovland. He just needs to get back on track and hopefully pray for Hovland & McIIroy to score poorly, so he can end a 29-year wait for an Aussie to lift that British major since Greg Norman back in 1993.

Meanwhile, Adam Scott remains in the Top 8 despite his Day 3 score of two under 70 after an outstanding turnaround yesterday. He has been runner-up here before in 2012 by just one stroke to South African Ernie Els, as Scott hopes to go one better as the outside favourite & add his 2nd major since the 2013 US Masters.

We didn’t see Min Woo Lee & Lucas Herbert improving much at one over 73 when they were closer to the Top 10 at the start of Day 3; Now they both fell away to Tied 24th where Herbert’s fast start went lopsided while Min Woo was inconsistent with no birdies on the back nine. They better need to bridge that gap for a full 18 hole performance if both Min Woo & Herbert wanted to finish off as high as possible later today.

It’s good to see Anthony Quayle moving up the leaderboard to Min Woo & Herbert’s position (also Tied 24th) from the Top 50-55 with seven birdies at four under 68. He wants to keep making progress and move even more spots until it’s over going into the Top 20, 15 & then 10 mark. And we round off two more Aussies competing on the final day with 48-year-old Brad Kennedy in T35 (-4) & Jason Scrivener in T55 (-2). Now Kennedy may not be able to keep up his outstanding Day 1 spell but he scored three brilliant birdies including the 9th & 18th hole. Plus, Scrivener survived the cut following his Day 3 score of one under 71.

We’re almost there but Australia is hoping that Cam Smith will take home the British Open title tomorrow AM.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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