MUNOZ HOLDS HIS GREEN­BRIER LEAD

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

Davis Love III be­lieves his ex­pe­ri­ence might give him an edge as he tries to be­come the PGA Tour’s old­est win­ner at age 53. First, he must sur­pass sev­eral oth­ers, in­clud­ing a rookie try­ing to be­come the first wire-to-wire win­ner at The Green­brier Clas­sic.

Se­bas­tian Munoz shot a 2-un­der-par 68 on Satur­day to main­tain a two-stroke lead over Robert Streb after the third round. A 24-year-old Colom­bian, Munoz was at 14-un­der 196 at Old White TPC. Streb shot a 5-un­der 65.

Love was tied with two oth­ers at 10-un­der after a 68 with four play­ers ahead of him. He said he likes his chances Sun­day.

“Un­der the pressure, I know how to han­dle things,” said Love, a two-time Ry­der Cup cap­tain who will en­ter the World Golf Hall of Fame in Septem­ber. “I’ve seen some guys this week kind of go up and down and make some rookie mis­takes, in­clud­ing my­self. I’m go­ing to make mis­takes too, but hope­fully the ex­pe­ri­ence will pay off.”

Kirk leads by four at 20-un­der.

Kather­ine Kirk shot a 7-un­der 65 to open a fourstroke lead in the Thorn­berry Creek LPGA Clas­sic, and moved into po­si­tion to chal­lenge the tour’s 72-hole record.

Com­ing off a ca­reer-best 63 on Fri­day, the 35-year-old Aus­tralian reached 20-un­der 196 in the first-year event at Thorn­berry Creek — the Oneida Na­tionowned re­sort near Green Bay.

The LPGA Tour record for 72 holes is 27-un­der, set by An­nika Soren­stam at the 2001 Stan­dard Reg­is­ter Ping in Phoenix and matched by Sei Young Kim last year at the Founders Cup, also in Phoenix. Soren­stam shot a record 59 in the sec­ond round.

Kirk played the first five holes in 1-over with a birdie on No. 1 and bo­geys on Nos. 3 and 5. She re­bounded with a birdied on No. 6, ran off four straight on Nos. 8-11 and added birdies on 13, 15 and 17. On the par-4 18th, she saved par with a 15-footer after find­ing the right fair­way bunker and hit­ting her ap­proach well left. Kirk won the last of her two tour ti­tles in 2010.

South Africa’s Ash­leigh Buhai was sec­ond after a 65.

Two share Ir­ish Open lead. Rahm shot a sec­ond straight 5-un­der 67 and moved into a share of the lead with Daniel Im in the third round.

Jan

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