Canada’s Hearn gets closer to winning Canadian Open
David Hearn moved into position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 61 years, taking a two-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Jason Day on Saturday in Oakville, Ontario.
Hearn, from Brantford, Ontario, birdied the par-3 15th and par-5 16th but dropped a stroke on the par-4 17th and closed with a par for a 4-under-par 68 and a 15-under 201 total at Glen Abbey.
Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadianborn champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.
Watson also had a 68, and Day shot 69. Watson eagled the par-5 13th, made a bogey on the par-4 14th and rallied with birdies on 16 and the par-5 18th.
Day, coming off a tie for fourth in the British Open, dropped three strokes with a bogey on the par-4 10th and double bogey on the par-4 11th, then birdied six of the last seven holes.
LPGA TOUR: Lizette Salas shot a 7-under 64 to take a four-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Belmont, Mich., putting her in position for her second tour title.
The 26-year-old former University of Southern California player birdied Nos. 14-16 and closed her bogey-free round with two pars. She had a 16-under 197 total at Blythefield Country Club. Lexi Thompson and Michigan native Kris Tamulis were tied for second.
SENIOR BRITISH OPEN: In Sunningdale, England, Colin Montgomerie shared the clubhouse lead with little-known American Marco Dawson at 10 under, with nine holes of their third round still to play. Poor light suspended play five hours after the delayed start to the round.
EUROPE: In CransMontana, Switzerland, English golfers Matthew Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett will carry a two-shot lead into the final round of the EuropeanMasters. . . .
In Troon, Scotland, Suzann Pettersen shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to take a twostroke lead in the Ladies Scottish Open.