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Jim Furyk hits his approach shot to the 18th green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Saturday.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
BLACKSBURG - Home-clubber Ryan Mondy and Roanoke's Justin Young each shot 3-under-par 68 to tie for the lead in Saturday's first round of the Allegheny Amateur Championship at Blacksburg Country Club.
Mondy, a 19-year-old freshman on Virginia Tech's golf team, birdied three of his first seven holes to turn in 3-under 33 and came home in 35.
Young, 35, who won the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship in July and captured the VSGA Public Links title last month, had five birdies and two bogeys in his tour of the 6,532-yard back tees.
The two leaders are three shots clear of Roanoke veteran Miller Baber and Radford University golfer Ryan Rettburg. Highlander Conner Hayden is fourth at 72.
Salem's Jack Allara posted a 70 to take a three-shot lead in the senior division. Roanoke's Marvin Taylor shot 71 to take a four-shot edge on Blacksburg's Mac McClelland in the super senior class.
Furyk comes back to earth, leads BMW by 1 stroke
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jim Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn Saturday in the third round of the BMW Championship.
A three-putt bogey from 30 feet on the par-5 18th forced him to settle for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker
It was a far different finish from Friday, when Furyk hit a wedge to 3 feet for birdie on his final hole (No. 9)
for a 12-under 59, becoming only the sixth player in PGA Tour history to hit golf's magic number.
He was at 13-under 200 and will be paired in the final group with longtime friend Stricker, who holed out for eagle from the 15th fairway and had a 64.
Brandt Snedeker got up-and-down from behind the 18th green for birdie to get back to even-par 71 for the day and remain in the hunt just two shots behind.
Tiger Woods is four shots back.
Miyazato leads Evian
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - With teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand in pursuit, Mika Miyazato of Japan held a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the Evian Championship.
Miyazato shot a 2-under 69 and was at 8 under with a round to go in the fifth and last women's major of the year.
Luiten takes 1 shot lead at KLM Open
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands - Joost Luiten mastered wet and windy conditions to shoot a 4-under 66 and take a one-shot lead after the third round of the KLM Open.
Overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain slipped to second with a 70 at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club.
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