Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, August 19, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead at 14-under 196 after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship.
Tim Clark and Bud Cauley were a stroke back, with Jason Dufner, Harris English and Carl Pettersson at 12 under entering the final round of the last event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Dufner shot a 63, Cauley had a 66, Clark a 67, and English and Pettersson 68s.
Garcia — whose second-round 63 marked his best PGA Tour round in a decade — made a move with consecutive birdies midway through the back nine that briefly helped him leapfrog his playing partner, Clark.
Garcia plopped his tee shot 4 feet from the flagstick on the par-3 12th and tapped in, then followed that with a birdie on No. 13 to move to 14 under. Then, after just his second bogey of the tournament, he bounced back with a birdie on No. 15. Clark might have had the lead comfortably to himself, had he not missed short birdie putts on consecutive holes midway through the back nine.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Japan's Mika Miyazato shoot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic.
Miyazato, tied for the first-round lead with Sydnee Michaels after a 65, had an 11-under 133 total on Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek Course. South Korea's So Yeon Ryu, the Toledo Classic winner last week, was second after a 68. Ryu and Miyazato, winless in her four seasons on the LPGA Tour, will be paired together again Sunday after playing in the same group the first two days.
Cristie Kerr and Inbee Park shot 70 to reach 8 under, and Michaels had a 72 to join top-ranked Yani Tseng and Paula Creamer at 7 under. Tseng had a 67, and Creamer shot a 69.
Michelle Wie was tied for 11th at 5 under after a 70.
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Defending champion John Huston shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Brad Faxon after the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Huston had a 12-under 132 total in the Champion Tour event at En-Joie Golf Club. Faxon shot a 66.
Willie Wood and Peter Senior were three strokes back at 9 under. Wood had a 68, and Senior shot 67. Wood was one of 12 players who finished the rain-delayed first round Saturday.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Michael Weaver opened a big lead, and then hung on to beat Justin Thomas 3 and 2 to advance to the final in the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills.
Weaver, from Fresno, Calif., and the University of California, will face Steven Fox, a Tennessee-Chattanooga senior from Hendersonville, Tenn., on Sunday in the 36-hole championship. Fox beat Brandon Hagy, Weaver's teammate at Cal, 2-up. Thomas, from Goshen, Ky., plays at Alabama.