Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, October 2, 2011
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Watney shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Kevin Na in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Watney, a two-time winner this year, birdied the final three holes and five of the last six at TPC Summlerin to match Na at 17 under. Na followed his second-round 63 with a 66.
Robert Garrigus (63) and Kris Blanks (66) were a stroke back, and Tommy Gainey (64), Paul Goydos (66) and Tim Herron (67) followed at 15 under.
Na, tied for the lead with Jhonattan Vegas and Charlie Wi after the second round, played the front nine in 4 under with five birdies and a bogey, and added a birdie on the par-5 16th to reach 17 under.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — John Huston shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Nick Price and Kenny Perry in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship.
Huston, the Dick’s Sporting Good Open winner this year, played the last 10 holes in 6 under in windy conditions for the best round of the day at Prestonwood Country Club.
Price and Perry had 69s to match Huston at 9 under.
Jeff Sluman (69) was 8 under, and defending champion Russ Cochran (71) was 7 under.
Dunhill Links Championship
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Michael Hoey moved closer to giving Northern Ireland another big golf victory, taking a three-shot lead after three rounds in the Dunhill Links Championship.
Hoey shot a 6-under 66 at Carnoustie to reach 18-under 198. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy — winners of the last two U.S. Opens — were in pursuit. McDowell was second after a 67 at St. Andrews, and McIlory was five strokes back after a 66 at St. Andrews, the site of the final round.
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