Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, June 12, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds in the St. Jude Classic.
Karlsson looked ready to run away from the field, leading by five strokes on the back nine, but the Swede closed with his only bogeys of the day, dropping to 11 under and one stroke ahead of Harrison Frazar.
Frazar shot a 64. John Merrick (67) was third at 8 under.
The 41-year-old Karlsson, an 11-time winner on the European Tour, is trying to become the seventh first-time winner on the PGA Tour this year and the first in Memphis since Dicky Pride in 1994.
LPGA State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Mindy Kim in the LPGA State Farm Classic.
Tseng reached 17 under, birdieing all four of Panther Creek's par 5s in her bogey-free round. She won the season-opening LPGA Thailand for her sixth tour title in four years.
Kim, the leader after the first two round, bogeyed the final hole for a 69.
Brittany Lincicome, coming off a victory Sunday in New Jersey, shot a 66 to join Shanshan Feng (69) at 14 under. Defending champion Cristie Kerr (66) was another stroke back at 13 under.
Greater Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Bob Tway moved a step closer to his first Champions Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 to maintain a one-shot lead after the second round of the Greater Hickory Classic.
Tway was 14 under at Rock Barn. Playing partner Tommy Armour III was second after a 67. Monday qualifier James Mason (65), Chip Beck (65), Mark Wiebe (68) and Mark O'Meara (67) were 12 under.
FIANO, Italy (AP) — Robert Rock stretched his lead to two shots in the Italian Open, shooting a second straight 4-under 68 in a bid for his first European Tour title.
The Englishman was 16 under. Italian star Francesco Molinari (68) was tied for second with Niclas Fasth (64), Pablo Larrazabal (65), Jbe Kruger (67), Joost Luiten (69) and Gary Boyd (68).
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