Langer, Sauers share lead in SAS Championship
Bernhard Langer birdied three of the final four holes Saturday for a 5under 67 and a share of the SAS Championship lead with Gene Sauers.
A day after nearly shooting his age with a 62 to match Sauers and Tom Lehman for the firstround lead, the 61-yearold Langer kept pace with Sauers at 15-under 129.
Langer had six birdies and a bogey at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., the tree-lined layout softened by heavy rain from Hurricane Michael. Sauers birdied two of the last three holes.
PGA Tour: Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Woodland just missed an eagle putt, while Sharma (66) and Leishman (67) had to settle for pars.
LPGA Tour: Danielle Kang and Charley Hull shot 4-under 68s to retain the lead after three rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea. Ariya Jutanugarn was one stroke behind after a 69.
European Tour: Eddie Pepperell will take a threeshot lead into the final round of the British Masters after a 1-under 71 as he looks for his second European Tour title and a likely place in next year’s Masters.
Congressional cited for tree removal:
Bethesda, Maryland’s tony Congressional Country Club, known for hosting such high-profile tournaments as the U.S. Open, recently was visited by some other, perhaps less welcome, guests: Montgomery County inspectors, who cited the club for denuding its picturesque fair- ways of shade trees without acquiring the proper permit.
Large properties such as the country club are required to obtain a sediment control permit from Maryland’s most populous county if they clear more than 5,000 square feet of tree canopy. The club chopped down more than four times that amount without securing permission, according to county officials.