Saturday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played Feb. 8, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Walker had a hot hand in the cold wind Saturday and built a six-shot lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Walker made his first bogey of the tournament, and that hardly slowed him. He countered with five birdies in 30 mph gusts at Monterey Peninsula for a 4-under 67, leaving him on the verge of his third PGA Tour victory this season. He was at 13-under 202.
Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand had a 69 and Hunter Mahan had a 72, both at Monterey Peninsula. They were at 208.
Jordan Spieth, tied with Walker going into the third round, had to face Pebble Beach at its fiercest. He was 5 over through 15 holes — nine shots out of the lead — when the third round was halted by darkness.
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Allen birdied four of his last eight holes for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead over Scott Dunlap and Chien Soon Lu in the Allianz Championship at Broken Sound.
A day after becoming the ninth player to shoot a 60 on the Champions Tour, Allen fell out of the lead after playing his first 11 holes in 1 over. He birdied the next two holes to move into a share of the lead and birdied the last two to finish two rounds at 15-under 129.
With calm, warm condition on The Old Course, the field combined for a scoring average of 69.6, the lowest in the eight-year history of the event. Lu shot his second straight 65, and Dunlap followed his opening 63 with a 67. Duffy Waldorf was fourth at 13 under after a 63. He played the front nine in 7-under 29.
AUSTRALIAN LADIES MASTERS
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, shot a 2-under 71 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Ladies Masters.
The 23-year-old Woods had a 12-under 207 total at Royal Pines in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours. South Africa's Stacey Lee Bregman was second after a 72.
Minjee Lee, the 17-year-old Australian amateur champion, has 10 under after a 69.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters shared the third-round lead in the Joburg Open at 15 under at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington.
Aiken had a 9-under 63, and Walters shot 64. South Korea's Jin Jeong was two strokes back after a 66.
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