Carballo enjoys three-eagle round, shoots 63 at Travelers

Miguel Angel Carballo likely won’t win the tournament, but he had a memorable final round at TPC River Highlands. The Argentinian eagled three holes – No. 6, 13 and 15 – on the way to a 63, which moved him into a tie for seventh place at the Travelers Championship at 9-under-par 271.
It’s the second time Carballo has accomplished the eagle trifecta, with the first coming on the Tour on the way to a win at the 2011 Children’s Hospital Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“I was pretty relaxed,” Carballo said, through an interpreter. “I mad up and down on the first hole and then made a great putt on 2, and that kind of got me going.
“I wasn’t expecting a 63, but certain days you have the feeling and certain days you don’t.”
Carballo, who began the day at 2-under, birdied No. 2, but gave it back with a bogey on the fifth. Then, he dropped in his first eagle of the round with an 8-foot putt on the par-5, 574-yard sixth hole. After bogeying the 10th, Carballo birdied No. 11 and 12 before eagling the par-5, 523-yard 13th hole and also the par-4, 296-yard 15th.
The third eagle moved him to 9-under and that’s when Carballo started to excited about his tournament chances.
“Si, si, si,” he said, with a smile. “I started thinking if I made one more birdie on the last three holes and if (the wind) blows in the afternoon he might have to wait and see what happens.”
But Carballo rode three straight pars into the clubhouse after missing three birdie putts. Carballo shot 2-over Saturday, but received a pick-me-up from his country’s soccer team, which beat Iran 1-0 to advance in the World Cup to the knockout round.

William Paxton