Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, April 24, 2011
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Luke Donald remained in position to take the No. 1 ranking, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday for a one-stroke lead over defending champion Jim Furyk in The Heritage.
The Englishman, third in the world behind No. 1 Martin Kaymer and No. 2 Lee Westwood, would claim the top spot with a victory at Harbour Town, no matter how Westwood fares in the Indonesian Masters. Westwood had a five-stroke lead in Jakarta, while Kaymer isn’t playing this week.
Donald overcame a double bogey and bogey on the front nine to catch Furyk with a birdie on the 16th hole. Donald had an 11-under 202 total. Furyk held the lead for much of the back nine, but bogeyed the closing lighthouse hole for a 69 to drop back. Brendan de Jonge (66) and Scott Verplank (67) were 9 under.
Legends of Golf
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Wayne Levi and Keith Fergus shot a 12-under 60 in better-ball play for a share of the second-round lead with Peter Senior and Sandy Lyle in the Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf.
Senior and Lyle combined for a 61 to match Levi and Fergus at 20-under 124 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.
The teams of Kenny Perry-Scott Hoch (62— and Tom Kite-Gil Morgan (63) were tied for third at 19 under.
Ireland’s Des Smyth and England’s Mark James shot 63 to win the 36-hole Raphael Division at 9-under 126. The teams of Ben Crenshaw-Curtis Strange (64) and Gary Koch-Roger Maltbie (63) tied for second at 8 under.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Second-ranked Lee Westwood took a five-stroke lead in the Indonesian Masters, shooting his second straight 6-under 66 in the Asian Tour event.
Westwood can reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Martin Kaymer with a victory if Luke Donald fails to win The Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Donald had a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour event.
Westwood had a 16-under 200 total at Royale Jakarta.
Thailand’s Thitiphun Chuayprakong (69) and South Korea’s Park Hyun-bin (70) were tied for second.
CHENGDU, China (AP) — Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts eagled the first hole and went on to shoot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the China Open.
Colsaerts had an 18-under 198 total on the Luxehills International course. South Korea’s Han Chang-won (65) was second in the event sanctioned by the European Tour, China Golf Association and OneAsia Tour.