Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, January 22, 2012
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The Humana Challenge was suspended midway through the third round Saturday after high wind caused damage on all three courses, toppling trees, blowing balls off the greens and knocking a scoreboard into a lake.
The tournament will resume third-round play Sunday morning with Mark Wilson holding a three-stroke lead over Ben Crane. Wilson was 21 under overall with three holes left. Crane had six holes remaining.
The pro-am tournament reported no injuries, but called an early halt after 35-mph wind rampaged across the Palm Springs area in the early afternoon. The amateur players, including former President Bill Clinton, won’t get to finish their rounds Sunday.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Dan Forsman had six back-nine birdies for a 7-under 65 and a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Forsman, a two-time winner on the 50-and-over tour, had a 12-under 132 total at Hualalai Resort.
Brad Bryant had the day’s low round, an 8-under 64, to match 2010 champion Tom Watson (65) and Jeff Sluman (66) at 10 under.
Forsman was back in the pack after playing the front nine in 35. He birdied Nos. 10 and 11, moved into a tie for first with birdies at Nos. 13 and 14, and pulled ahead by sinking an 11-foot birdie putt at the 17th and hitting within 2 feet on 18 to set up another birdie. The five-time PGA Tour winner needed just 21 putts.
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS
GEORGE, South Africa (AP) — Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts shot a 4-under 69 in windy conditions for a share of the third-round lead with South Africa’s Branden Grace in the Volvo Golf Champions.
Grace, the Joburg Open winner last week for his first European Tour title, shot a 75 to match Colsaerts at 10-under 209 at The Links at Fancourt. South African stars Charl Schwartzel (68) and Retief Goosen (70) were a stroke back.
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