Saturday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played July 27, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Hunter Mahan gave up the lead in the Canadian Open when his wife went into labor, and Brandt Snedeker grabbed the top spot a few hours later Saturday.
Mahan was 13 under after two rounds when he got a call before he was scheduled to tee off Saturday saying wife Kandi had gone into labor. The American rushed to the airport for a flight to Texas.
Snedeker had a 9-under 63 at Glen Abbey to take the lead after the rain-delayed third round. He won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February for his fifth PGA Tour victory.
Sweden's David Lingmerth was a stroke back after a 65, and Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn were 12 under. Kuchar had a 64, and Bohn shot 66. Dustin Johnson also shot 63, good for a tie for fifth at 11 under with John Merrick (72), Greg Owen (67), Charley Hoffman (67) and Kyle Stanley (66).
SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Germany's Bernhard Langer took three-shot lead in the Senior British Open, mastering Royal Birkdale with superb links play for a 4-under 66.
Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, had a 9-under 201 total.
South Africa's David Frost was second after a 68. American Mark Wiebe, tied for second round lead with Langer, had a 70 to drop four strokes back.
U.S. GIRLS' JUNIOR
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Gabriella Then won the U.S. Girls' Junior, spoiling Lakareber Abe's bid to become the first black female individual champion in U.S. Golf Association history.
Then, the 17-year-old Upland, Calif., player who will be a freshman at Southern California, beat Abe 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Sycamore Hills.
The 17-year-old Abe, from Angleton, Texas, missed a chance to join Tiger Woods, Bill Wright and Alton Duhon as the only black individual winners in USGA play.
U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler won the U.S. Junior Amateur, beating Davis Riley 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at Martis Camp Club.
The 17-year-old Scheffler, from Dallas, won the last four holes.
Scheffler, making his fourth and final appearance in the event, won the Texas Class AAAA state championship for the second year in a row this season and led Highland Park High School to the team title.
The 16-year-old Riley is from Hattiesburg, Miss.
MOSCOW (AP) — Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 7-under 65 to open a five-stroke lead in the Russian Open.
The four-time European Tour winner had a 14-under 202 total at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. England's Matthew Nixon (68) and Sweden's Rikard Karlberg (72) were tied for second.
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