Jordan Spieth shot the best round of the day on Saturday at the Australian Open. However, his third-round, 4-under 67 at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney only pulled him a shot closer to leader and host club member Matt Jones.
Spieth is at 7-under 206, three shots behind Jones, who is seeking his first Australian Open title.
Recent Web.com Tour graduate Rhein Gibson is alone in third, two shots behind Spieth. First-round leader Lincoln Tighe and Aron Price are in fourth at 4 under par, while 2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy is alone in sixth at 3 under.
Adam Scott, with a Saturday 68, got to red figures for the tournament and is part of a four-way tie for seventh at 1 under par.
The highlight of Spieth's round was a hole-out eagle on the par-4 17th, which led into a birdie at the par-5 finisher to cap off a back-nine 31. Spieth's 8-iron from 181 yards landed just short of the hole before bouncing a couple of times and then disappearing.
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