Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, August 21, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday to move to 15-under 195 and take a two-stroke lead after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship.
The Raleigh native and former Wake Forest player had four birdies and an eagle during his late charge at the final event before the PGA Tour's playoffs start next week.
Tommy Gainey (69), who led or shared the lead after each of the first two rounds, was 13 under.
Carl Pettersson (63) and John Mallinger (65) were 12 under. Daniel Summerhays (68) was 11 under, and Billy Horschel (66), Charles Howell III (66), Jason Bohn (67), Retief Goosen (68) and Ernie Els (69) were another stroke back. Play was halted for 1 hour, 4 minutes late in the day due to severe weather.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Na Yeon Choi took a three-stroke lead in the Safeway Classic, shooting a 2-under 69 to reach 8 under on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's Ghost Creek course.
The South Korean star, a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Choi had three birdies and a bogey in the second round after reeling off seven consecutive birdies in her opening 65.
Stacy Lewis was second after a 68. She started the round with four consecutive birdies, but dropped three strokes with bogeys at Nos. 5, 9 and 10.
Mika Miyazato (67) was third at 3 under.
Senior Players Championship
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — Fred Couples shot a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour's final major of the season.
Couples had an 11-under 202 total on Westchester Country Club's tree-lined West Course. He's seeking his first Champions Tour victory of the year and winning four times last season.
John Cook (66) and Peter Senior (68) were tied for second.
CELADNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Scotland's Steven O'Hara had a 7-under 65 for a share of the Czech Open lead with England's Oliver Fisher at 10-under 206. Fisher had a 68.
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