Stallings shoots 60 to grab lead in Alabama


Scott Stallings birdied the fi­nal hole for an 11-un­der-par 60 and a one-stroke lead Satur­day in the PGA Tour’s Bar­ba­sol Cham­pi­onship in Opelika, Ala.

Stallings’s 12-foot putt on the par-4 18th caught the right edge and dropped in for the sec­ond 60 in two days at Grand Na­tional’s rain-soft­ened Lake Course.

“I just tried to stay as cool as I could tem­per­a­ture-wise,” Stallings said of play­ing in swel­ter­ing con­di­tions. “I think that was a good dis­trac­tion for me.”

Stallings birdied the fi­nal three holes. He tied the course record set last year by Jhonat­tan Ve­gas and matched Fri­day by Chad Collins.

Stallings broke the tour­na­ment 54-hole record at 19-un­der 194. He won the last of his three tour ti­tles in 2014.

Grayson Mur­ray was sec­ond af­ter his sec­ond straight 64. Collins fol­lowed his 60 with a 69 to drop into a tie for third with Tag Rid­ings (63) at 17 un­der.

Jim Furyk, the only player to shoot two sub-60 rounds in PGA Tour his­tory, had his sec­ond straight 68 to get to 8 un­der.

LPGA TOUR: Nelly Korda fired a 5-un­der 66 for a two-stroke lead at the Marathon Clas­sic in Syl­va­nia, Ohio.

The 18-year-old Korda, the sis­ter of LPGA Tour win­ner Jessica Korda and daugh­ter of ex-ten­nis star Petr Korda, had a 15-un­der 198 to­tal at High­land Mead­ows.

In-Kyung Kim was sec­ond af­ter a 68. Ge­rina Piller, the leader af­ter each of the first two rounds, had a 70 to drop into a tie for third at 12 un­der with Sung Hyun Park (67), Lexi Thompson (69) and three oth­ers.

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