Cabrera Bello, Cink, Crane tie for lead
Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a fiveunder 65 on Saturday to join Ben Crane and Stewart Cink in a threeway tie for the lead after three rounds at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.
Cabrera Bello, a 33-year-old from Spain, has four international victories, but has never won on the PGA Tour. He’s 30th in the World Golf Ranking.
Crane shot a 68 and Cink had a 69 to tie Cabrera Bello at nine-under 201.
The 44-year-old Cink has gradually improved his game since missing several weeks last year to help care for his wife Lisa, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. He qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday in Ohio and has now had three solid rounds at the par-70 TPC Southwind course to contend for his first victory since winning the 2009 British Open.
He had a good start on Saturday, with birdies on three of his first five holes.
He opened up a three shot lead at 11-under after a seven-foot birdie putt on No. 5, but dropped back to the field after three bogeys on the back nine.
Crane won the St. Jude Classic in 2014.
Luke List and Chad Campbell both shot a 66 and are one stroke behind the leaders. List made two eagles on the back nine to vault into contention.
Chez Reavie, Charl Schwartzel and Sebastian Munoz started the third round with a one shot lead over Cink, but each of them struggled. Reavie is still in contention after shooting a 72 and is tied with Matt Jones and Kevin Chappell at seven under, two shots behind the leaders.
Schwartzel shot a 74 and Munoz a 75.
An unexpected pair of leaders emerged at the Principal Charity Classic, the PGA Tour Champions event in Des Moines, while favorite Bernhard Langer stumbled at the Wakonda Club. Brandt Jobe shot a six-under 66 to take a share of the lead after the second round. Jobe and Glen Day will enter Sunday’s final round at 11-under 133.
Day shot a 67 and made birdie on No. 18 to join Jobe atop the leaderboard. Kevin Sutherland, who shared the first round lead with Day and Langer, the tour’s money leader, is at nine under.
Kevin Flesch, Tom Lehman, Michael Bradley are three strokes back of Jobe and Day. Langer is in a group at seven under after shooting a second-round 71.
Felipe Aguilar of Chile retained a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Lyoness Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria.
Leading from the opening day, the 399th-ranked Aguilar is chasing his third European Tour title. He remained nine under for the tournament. Johan Carlsson of Sweden, Dylan Frittelli of South Africa and Sepp Straka of Austria followed at seven under.
Skipper Nathan Outteridge of Sweden’s Artemis Racing, fell overboard during a tack in Race 3 of the challenger finals, allowing Emirates Team New Zealand to sail ahead and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-nine challenger series. He was not injured.
Three more races are scheduled for Sunday.
Will Power won a wild IndyCar race under caution at the repaved and reconfigured Texas track with only eight of the 22-car field actually crossing the finish line Saturday night. Power finished ahead of Tony Kanaan, who other drivers blamed for an earlier nine-car crash that led to a nearly 31-minute red flag. Simon Pagenaud was third, ahead of defending race champion Graham Rahal.
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Larson on the final lap to win the Pocono Green 250, at Long Pond, Pa. Justin Algaier passed Larson as well at the end to finish second. Larson held on for third place in the race, part of NASCAR’s Xfinity Series.
Lewis Hamilton has won the pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix for the third year in a row. It’s the sixth pole position in Montreal for Hamilton and the 65th in his career, tying him with Ayrton Senna and just three behind Michael Schumacher’s record of 68.
Hamilton steered his Mercedes to the fastest time in qualifying, about three-tenths of a second faster than Formula One points leader Sebastien Vettel in his Ferrari. Valtteri Bottas was third in his Mercedes.
A person with knowledge of the situation said that the Florida Panthers have offered Bob Boughner the job of head coach, and that some remaining details between the team and the former NHL defenseman should be worked out by Monday. Boughner spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach in San Jose, working under former Florida coach Peter DeBoer. He has never been a head coach in the NHL.