Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, November 6, 2011
SHANGHAI (AP) — Starting the third round with the lead, Fredrik Jacobson kept his mistakes to a minimum, knocked in long birdie putts on consecutive holes and wound up with a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead Saturday. It still wasn’t enough to shake a world-class leaderboard at the HSBC Champions.
The final World Golf Championship of the year is living up to its billing.
Jacobson broke the tournament 54-hole record at 16-under 200 as he tries to win for the second time this year. Louis Oosthuizen was second after a 68 at Sheshan International.
Adam Scott was third at 13 under. Despite growing controversy of his caddie Steve Williams’ racial slur about Tiger Woods at a private party, Scott went on a birdie-birdie-eagle finish to salvage a 69.
Right behind them were U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy (65) and former world No. 1 Lee Westwood (67) at 12-under 204, with former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell (67) and former PGA champion Martin Kaymer (68) another shot back.
Charles Schwab Championship
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Don Blake shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Championship.
Blake, who snapped a 20-year victory drought this season when he won the Songdo IBD Championship in South Korea, was 8 under at TPC Harding Park. Jay Haas shot a 67 to join Michael Allen (69) and David Frost (69) at 6 under. Loren Roberts was another stroke back after a 65, the best round of the day.
Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman was tied for 16th at 1 over after a 72. Mark Calcavecchia, 382 points behind Lehman, had a 70 that left him tied for sixth at 4 under. He needs to finish at least second to win the season title.
Fred Couples, tied with Allen for the second-round lead, shot a 74 to drop into a tie for 12th at 1 under.
SHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s Momoko Ueda had six birdies on the back nine in an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.
Ueda, the 2007 winner, birdied the final four holes — chipping in from the edge of the green on the par-4 18th — to finish at 13-under 131 at Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club.
Japan’s Sakura Yokomine was second after a 63. American Mina Harigae (67) was 9 under along with Japan’s Mayu Hattori (66) and China’s Shanshan Feng (67).