Powered by a stunning 6-under 64 score on Saturday, Bernhard Langer took full command of the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship heading into Sunday's final round.
Langer, who sits at 10-under par and four strokes ahead of his nearest competitors, birdied five of his first seven holes en route to a remarkable 30 on the front nine. Langer was able to pry the tournament's top spot away from 36-hole leader Lance Ten Broeck, who proceeded to slide down the leaderboard after finishing the day with a 2-over 72. Joining Langer in the final group on Sunday, scheduled to tee off at 1:50 p.m. EST, is Tom Pernice Jr., who carded a 66 in round three to stay four off the pace.
One of five players at 6-under, Pernice Jr. bounced back in a big way from his disappointing 71 on Friday with a strong round three. Although he bogeyed the par-4 18th hole to fall back into a crowded pack, Pernice Jr. did just enough to warrant consideration for the final group. He is joined by list of contenders at 6-under that includes Corey Pavin, Roger Chapman, Tom Lehman, and John Huston. Also in the mix is fan favorite Fred Couples, who carded a 65 on Saturday to make his final ascension up the leaderboard.