DeCham­beau and Uih­lein share lead in Las Ve­gas

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Bryson DeCham­beau birdied four of the last six holes Satur­day for a share of the lead with Peter Uih­lein in the Shriners Hos­pi­tals For Chil­dren Open in Las Ve­gas.

DeCham­beau shot a 6-un­der-par 66 to match Uih­lein at 16-un­der 197 at TPC Sum­mer­lin. The leader af­ter each of the first two rounds, Uih­lein had a 68.

DeCham­beau has four PGA Tour vic­to­ries, win­ning three times last sea­son. Uih­lein is win­less on the PGA Tour.

Lu­cas Glover was a stroke back af­ter a 61 that he capped with his sec­ond ea­gle of the day. He ea­gled the par-5 13th on his open­ing nine, and closed with an­other ea­gle on the par-5 ninth. Glover was a stroke off the course record set by J.J. Henry in 2014 and matched by Rod Pam­pling in 2017. Chip Beck shot a tour­na­ment-record 59 in 1991 at Sun­rise.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Pa­trick Cant­lay had a 63 to join Robert Streb (68) at 14-un­der.

Jor­dan Spi­eth re­mained 8-un­der in his sea­son de­but, shoot­ing even-par 71.

EURO­PEAN TOUR

Li Hao­tong carded a 63 to open up a three-shot lead over de­fend­ing cham­pion Justin Rose and Alexan­der Levy head­ing into the fi­nal round of the Turk­ish Air­lines Open in An­talya, Turkey.

The Chi­nese started the day at the sixth Rolex Se­ries event of the sea­son three shots be­hind overnight leader Rose but turned that deficit on its head as the world No. 2 bat­tled to a 69 at Reg­num Carya Golf & Spa Re­sort.

French­man Levy was bo­gey-free as he carded a 66 to sit a shot clear of 2016 cham­pion Thor­b­jorn Ole­sen and two ahead of English pair Sam Hors­field and Danny Wil­lett.

Li — who held off the chal­lenge of Rory McIl­roy to win the Dubai Desert Clas­sic ear­lier in the sea­son — would be­come the first Asian player to win a Rolex Se­ries event should he claim Euro­pean Tour ti­tle num­ber three on Sun­day.

“I re­ally want to win this week and play my best [Sun­day],” he said. “Es­pe­cially at a Rolex Se­ries event. It’s go­ing to be an ex­cit­ing day [Sun­day], and I’m look­ing for­ward to go­ing against Rose.

“I def­i­nitely got a lot of con­fi­dence from Dubai and since then I’ve been play­ing a lot of big events which has built my con­fi­dence, also.”

Rose would move back to the top of the Of­fi­cial World Golf Rank­ing with a vic­tory while Levy — who al­ready has a win this sea­son at the Trophee Has­san II — is look­ing for Euro­pean Tour ti­tle num­ber six.

Li birdied the first and some di­alled-in iron play al­lowed him to make birdies from five and two feet on the fourth and fifth to get into a share of the lead.

Rose put his own ap­proach at the fourth to five feet to take the solo lead again but ahead on the sixth Li made it three in a row from eight feet. He was clearly in the zone as well, how­ever, and he chipped in on the fifth be­fore putting his tee shot on the sixth to three feet for a hat trick of his own and a two-shot lead.

LPGA TOUR

Min­jee Lee shot an 8-un­der 64 to take a three­shot lead af­ter the sec­ond round of the Ja­pan Clas­sic in Shiga.

Lee, seek­ing her sec­ond LPGA ti­tle this year, had eight birdies in a bo­geyfree round at the Seta Golf Club to im­prove to 13un­der 131, three-strokes ahead of lo­cal fa­vorite Sakura Koi­wai, who off­set a long bo­gey with seven birdies for a 66.

Nasa Hataoka, also of Ja­pan, shot a 69 and was tied for third with com­pa­triot Momoko Ueda and South Korean golfers Jiyai Shin (69), and HeeKyung Bae (67) was four strokes back.

Overnight leader So Yeon Ryu strug­gled with her game and shot a 73 that in­cluded three bo­geys and a pair of birdies.

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