Lucas Glover increased his lead to 2 strokes in the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., to remain in position for his first victory in two years. The 2009 U.S. Open winner shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to reach 14 under at TPC Louisiana.
Kyle Stanley, Jimmy Walker, Billy Horschel and D.A. Points were tied for second. Stanley had a 65, Walker and Horschel shot 66, and Points had a 70.
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur, shot a 77 to drop to 2 over — last among the 71 players who made the cut. He tied for 58th two weeks ago in the Masters after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at Augusta.
Kevin Stadler was 11 under after a 65 — matching Stanley for the best round of the day.
Boo Weekley, 1 stroke behind Glover entering the round, salvaged a 73 with a 2-putt birdie on the 18th to finish at 10 under. Ernie Els, who entered the day in a tie for fifth, also shot 72 to drop to a tie for 17th at 8 under.
Bubba Watson, the 201 winner, was 6 under after a 72.
The players will be grouped in threesomes and will tee off early because of expected stormy weather today.
Carlota Ciganda shot a 5-under 66 to take a 2-stroke lead over the world’s No. 1 player and an LPGA Tour rookie into the final round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving, Texas.
Ciganda had only one bogey in the third round. Even after driving right into a concrete drainage ditch on No. 12, the Spaniard hit the half-submerged ball out of the water to about 10 feet and made the birdie putt. She was at 11-under 202 after her second 66 of the week.
Top-ranked Inbee Park from South Korea finished her 67 with consecutive birdies. Caroline Masson, the leader after each of the first two rounds, recovered from an opening double bogey for a 69 that included a birdie at the par-5 18th.
Na Yeon Choi, the No. 3 player, was 8 under after a bogey-free 66.
Jee Young Lee (67), Karine Icher (67), Christina Kim (67) and So Yeon Ruy (68) were tied for fifth at 6 under.
Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake teamed to shoot an 11-under 61 to take a 1-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf better-ball tournament in Savannah, Ga.
Chapman and Blake were 17 under. The teams of Bernhard Langer-Tom Lehman, Brad Faxon-Jeff Sluman, Scott Hoch-Jim Gallagher Jr., Craig Stadler-Kirk Triplett and Brad Faxon-Jeff Sluman were tied for second.
“The way it’s all bunched up, it’s all set up for somebody to shoot really low,” Lehman said. “Like a 60. Or a 59.”
Alex Noren of Sweden leads by 1 stroke at the Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul, South Korea, after shooting a 3-under 69 in the third round following his earlier 67 in the rain-delayed second round.
After two days of delays, the event got back on track despite the cold and windy conditions at the Blackstone Course.
Noren is seeking his fourth European Tour victory and first since winning twice in 2011. He says: “The tough thing here is to judge the wind on the second shots, so it’s been tricky for the mind and I’m exhausted right now.”
Pablo Larrazabal of Spain (68) and Peter Whiteford of Scotland (68) share second place at 8 under.
Former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen shot a 71 to be equal eighth at 5 under.