GOLF IN BRIEF Kuchar builds 4-shot lead at Mexico event
Matt Kuchar had another rough hole and enough birdies to atone for it Saturday, posting a 6-under 65 to open a four-shot lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Kuchar hit a wild drive to the right into mangroves on the par-4 14th and had to get up-anddown to salvage a bogey. That was the only big mistake for Kuchar, who is going after his first PGA Tour title in more than four years.
He saved par from just off the green at the 18th to finish at 20-under 193, four shots ahead of Whee Kim, who had a 66. European Tour: Sergio Garcia leads by two strokes going into the final round of the Nedbank
Golf Challenge in South Africa and is on course for a wire-to-wire win at the penultimate event of the European Tour season. PGA Tour Champions: Scott McCarron shot a 5-under 66 and moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season points race, birdieing the final two holes for a one-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix. LPGA: Gaby Lopez won her first LPGA Tour event with a 1-over 73 to finish one shot ahead of Ariya Jutanugarn in the Blue Bay tournament in China.