Streb takes lead at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Robert Streb shot a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions Saturday at Del Monte to take a one-stroke lead over Billy Horschel after the third round in the Pebble Beach Invitational.

The 25-year-old Streb had a 10-under 206 total. He won the Web.com Tour's Mylan Classic in September and finished seventh on the tour's money list to earn a PGA Tour card.

Horschel had a 68, also at Del Monte, as the field of 81 played in light morning rain and soft conditions in the tournament that features PGA, LPGA, Champion and Web.com tour players.

"I'm very excited," said Streb, who turned pro in 2009. "I didn't know what to expect coming out here. The greens were very soft and the ball wasn't traveling. In those conditions, you're just trying to get by."

Streb, who began the third round trailing the lead by two strokes, had four birdies and one bogey.

James Hahn had a 66 at Syglass Hill to join Tommy Gainey at 8 under. Gainey shot a 70 at Pebble Beach.

LPGA Titleholders

At Naples, Fla., U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi was steady after a careless three-putt bogey early in her third round at the Titleholders and finished with a 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour season.

Choi limited her mistakes, even as those around her were dropping shots in a tough wind at TwinEagles.

Ai Miyazato quickly gave up her one-shot lead at the start of the round when a chip rolled back to her feet beyond the par-5 second hole and led to double bogey.

Hong Kong Open

At Hong Kong, Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 2-under 68 for a share of the Hong Kong Open lead with New Zealand's Michael Campbell.

Campbell had a 69 to match the 48-year-old Jimenez, the 2005 and 2008 winner, at 10 under. Italy's Matteo Manassero, coming off a playoff victory in the Singapore Open, was a stroke back along with China's Zhang Lian-wei. Manassero had a 64, and Zhang shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.

Australian Masters

At Melbourne, defending champion Ian Poulter shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Adam Scott after the third round of the Australian Masters.

Poulter, the English player who won the World Golf Championship's HSBC Champions in China two weeks ago, had a 13-under 203 total at Kingston Heath. Scott, from Australia, shot a 67.


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