Park leads in bid for third title in a row in major
Two-time defending champion Inbee Park shot a seven-under-par 66 on Saturday to overtake fellow South Korean Sei Young Kim for the lead after three rounds of the KPMG Women’s PGA championship at Harrison, N.Y.
Kim, a rookie who came into the round with a onestroke lead, shot a 69. The two had battled all afternoon at Westchester Country Club and went into the final hole tied at 13 under. But Park madeher seventh birdie of the day on 18, and Kim missed a four-foot putt for par.
Suzann Pettersen and 17year-old Canadian Brooke Henderson each shot a 71. They ended tied with Hall of Famer Karrie Webb for third place, six strokes back, in the second LPGA major of the year.
Webb was in second place to start the day, but had to overcome bogeys on her first
two holes to shoot a 72.
St. Jude Classic
Englishman Greg Owen and Fabian Gomez of Argentina each shot a three-under 67 to share a one-stroke lead after 54 holes at the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tenn.
Swirling wind and tough pins kept everyone guessing on a hectic day at TPC Southwind, where as many as six players had a piece of the lead at some point.
But Owen, looking for his first PGA Tour title in his 214th event, had four birdies and one bogey in the third round. Gomez opened with the first of his three bogeys and finished with six birdies.
Owen, 43, who lives in Florida, has struggled this season, missing five of 12 cuts on tour. His best career finish is second at the 2006 Arnold Palmer Invitational, but his best result this season is a tie for 22nd last November at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Brooks Koepka, who had at least a piece of the lead through the first tworounds, finished with a 71 and is tied with Scott Brown (68) for second at 202.
Phil Mickelson, tuningup for what he hopes is his first U.S. Open victory, shot a 70 and is in a group at 207.
Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a four-under 67 in the third round of the Senior Players Championship at Belmont, Mass., to open an eightstroke lead heading into the final day.
Langer, who won last year at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh, is trying to become the first golfer to win two years in a row in this event since Arnold Palmer in1984.
Russ Cochran was even for the day and is the closest competitor to Langer at eight under. Scott Verplank shot a 66 in the third round to move into a four-way tie for third at Belmont Country Club with Colin Montgomerie, Jeff Hart and Guy Boros.