Daniel Summerhays shot a 4-under-par 67 to take a 2-stroke lead over Chris Stroud in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Summerhays had a 12-under 201 total on the El Camaleon course. The 28-year-old former BYU player won the Nationwide Tour’s 2007 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational as an amateur for his biggest career victory.
Stroud had a 68. Michael Allen, Marc Turnesa and Will Claxton were 4 strokes back at 8 under. Allen shot 66, Turnesa 67 and Claxton 71.
Americans Katie Futcher and Angela Stanford and South Korea’s Jenny Shin all shot 1-under 71s to stay tied for the lead after three rounds of the $1.4 million HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
Futcher led almost the entire day, jumping ahead with a birdie on the second hole. But a bogey on 18 — her first of the tournament — allowed Stanford and Shin to regain a share of the lead at 9-under 207.
China’s Shanshan Feng shot a 69 and was 2 shots behind the leaders while South Koreans Jiyai Shin (70) and Na Yeon Choi (71) were tied with world No. 1 Yani Tseng (67) of Taiwan 3 shots back at Tanah Merah Country Club.
Tseng, 23, struggled during the first two rounds, but had four birdies on the front nine and two more during the rest of the round to put her in contention to win a tournament that has eluded her since it began in 2008.
American Michelle Wie had a 75 and was 28 shots behind the leaders.
The tournament featured a field of 63 golfers, including 18 of the 20 top-ranked when play started Thursday.