Kuchar builds 4-shot lead at Mex­ico event

The Olympian - - Sports -

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.

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.

Eu­ro­pean Tour: 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.

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.


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