MUNOZ HOLDS HIS GREENBRIER LEAD
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.