Great Grace & Every Ready AsThey Seek Maiden Tour Victories.

South African Branden Grace and Florida’s Matt Every have never met each other but that have one thing in common heading to the final round of the respective Joburg Open and Sony Open titles.

Grace shot a third round 65 to storm two clear of the co-sanctioned Joburg Open field as he seeks to win for a first occasion on the European Tour.

Brendan Grace leads by two shots heading to the final round of the Joburg Open. (Photo - Luke Walker/

Grace has got better with each round in the South African capital shooting backing up a first round 67 with a 66 and then a six under par score on day three that included birdies on five of his closing six holes.

In Hawaii, Every still leads going into the final day of the second PGA Tour event but he’s been joined by seasoned campaigner, Jeff Maggert atop of the leader board on 12-under par.

Here is some notes on Maggert and Every courtesy of the PGA Tour

• Jeff Maggert, making his 547th start on the PGA TOUR, posted a 6-under 64 on Saturday to move to 12-under 198 and earn a share of the 54-hole lead with Matt Every (68).
• The 64 is Maggerts best round since an 8-under 62 in the second round of the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (finished T29).
• The last of Maggerts three TOUR wins came at the 2006 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
• Maggert, a 47-year-old native of Columbia, Mo., is making his 21st start at the Sony Open in Hawaii, with a T2 in 1999 the best of his five top-10 finishes.
• Matt Every followed up a bogey-free 6-under 64 with a third-round 2-under 68. At 12-under, hell enter the final round tied with Jeff Maggert.
• This is the first time that Every has carried the lead into the final round on the PGA TOUR. His previous best standing heading into the final round was T3 at the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
• Everys 198 is the best first 54-hole score of his PGA TOUR career, topping the 201 he posted through three rounds of the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open (finished T8).
• Every finished No. 18 on the 2011 Nationwide Tour money list.
• Matt Every played in the final group at the 2010 Waste Management Open with Brandt Snedeker and Scott Piercy. He trailed Snedeker by two and Piercy by one before a final-round 72 left him T8.


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