Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, October 23, 2011
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Justin Leonard chipped in three times in a span of five holes Saturday to salvage a scrappy day at Disney with a 2-under 70 that gave him a share of the lead with PGA Tour rookie Kevin Chappell at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
Chappell was much more consistent in a round of 66, overcoming a bogey on the opening hole and giving himself a steady diet of 10- to 15-foot birdie putts throughout the day on the Magnolia Course.
They were at 14-under 202, one shot ahead of 21-year-old Bio Kim, who needs at least a two-way tie for second to secure his tour card for next year.
The race for the PGA Tour money title had some possibilities, but only briefly.
Luke Donald, who trails Webb Simpson by $363,029, was tied for fourth when he reached the par-5 14th hole. Donald was only three shots out of the lead and three shots ahead of Simpson. When he walked off the green, Donald was in a tie for 14th, tied with Simpson and six shots behind.
Donald hit another shot into the hazard, and three-putted for double bogey, ending his PGA Tour streak of 483 holes without a three-putt. Donald wound up with a 70, while Simpson shot 69 to move one shot ahead.
Simpson is likely to win the money title at this stage, as Donald would need no worse than a two-way tie for second. He was tied for 14th, five shots behind.
LPGA Taiwan Championship
YANG MEI, Taiwan (AP) — Top-ranked Taiwanese star Yani Tseng shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Tseng had seven birdies and two bogeys to reach 10 under at Sunrise Golf and Country Club.
The 22-year-old Tseng won the season-opening LPGA Thailand in February at Siam Country Club for the first of her tour-high six victories en route to player of the year honors. She has nine worldwide victories this year, including major victories in the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open.
Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist was second at after a 71.
CASTELLON, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 on his home course to extend his lead to eight strokes after the third round of the European Tour’s Castello Masters.
The Club de Campo del Meditarraneo club champion at the age of 12, Garcia had a 19-under 194 total.
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee was second after a 66.