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Saturday's Golf Capsules

Saturday's Golf Capsules

January 9th, 2011 in News

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Robert Garrigus made another strong recovery, holing a 50-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 69 and a share of the third-round lead with Steve Stricker and Jonathan Byrd in the season-opening Tournament of Champions.

Stricker shot a 65, making it look easy in the toughest conditions of the week. Byrd had a 67.

Then came Garrigus, who opened with a double bogey and a bogey to fall out of the lead. He lingered the rest of the sunny day until the end, when his 50-foot putt banged into the back of the cup and fell for eagle.

The trio of Americans were at 18-under 201. An American has not won at Kapalua since 2001.

Carl Pettersson (71) was 15 under, and Matt Kuchar (66) was another stroke back.

Africa Open

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) - British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shot a 4-under 69 for a share of the third-round lead in the Africa Open with Austria's Markus Brier.

Brier shot a 70 to match Oosthuizen at 13-under 206. Defending champion Charl Schwartzel (68) was a stroke back along with Jbe' Kruger (67), Manuel Quiros (68) and Jaco Van Zyl (70).

The tournament is sanctioned by the European and Sunshine tours.