Garrigus breaks record at Canadian Open
ANCASTER, Ontario — Robert Garrigus broke the 54-hole scoring record at the Canadian Open that was first set more than a half-century ago by Arnold Palmer.
Now he needs to finish like the King.
On rain-softened greens that took the bite out of Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Garrigus combined his power with some timely putts for a 6-under 64 on Saturday that gave him a one-shot lead over William McGirt, who lost ground despite a 66.
Scott Piercy had a 67 and was another shot behind.
Garrigus was at 16-under 194, one shot better than Palmer in 1955 at Weston Golf & Country Club outside Toronto, and matched two years ago by Dean Wilson at St. George's Golf & Country Club. Palmer went on to win the 1955 Canadian Open for the first of his 62 titles on the PGA Tour.
Garrigus will be going for his second win, though this tournament is a long way from being settled.
He was fortunate to escape with par, not to mention his health, on the final hole when his 3-iron off the tee ran out 290 yards and just into the hazard short of the bridge. He had to clip the ball to avoid smacking the bridge and damaging his wrist, and the wedge came out perfectly.
Scott Stallings, who won last week in Mississippi, birdied his last two holes for a 63 and was four shots behind, along with Chris Kirk (63) and Bo Van Pelt (67). Stallings ended a streak of nine consecutive PGA Tour events in which the 54-hole leader failed to win. The ninth was Ernie Els coming from six shots behind at the British Open. Stalling won later that day.
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At Columbus, Ohio, Ashland native Jason Allred shot a 3-under-par 68 to ascend into a tie for 22nd place at the OSU Golf Club.
Allred, who sat tied for 48th on Friday, got off to a hot start by eagling the par-five 4th hole and then birdying Nos. 6 and 7. He recorded back-to-back birdies on Nos. 12 and 13 to go along with three bogeys.
Allred is seven strokes behind Ben Kohles, who leads with a 202 total after carding a 67 on Saturday.
Senior British Open
At Turnberry, Scotland, Bernard Langer shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples heading into the final round of the Senior British Open.
Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, had a 7-under 203 total on Turnberry's Ailsa Course. Couples, making his first appearance in the event, had a 64.
Peter Fowler was 5 under after a 65, and John Cook, Barry Lane and second-round Gary Hallberg followed at 5 under. John Cook and Barry Lane shot 66, and Hallberg had a 73.
At Evian-Les-Bains, France, American Stacy Lewis birdied the final hole for a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with lead with South Korea's Inbee Park after the third round of the Evian Masters.
Park had a 70 to match Lewis, a two-time winner this year, at 11-under 205.
Natalie Gulbis, the 2007 winner for her lone LPGA Tour title, was a stroke back along with Karrie Webb and 17-year-old amateur Hyo Joo Kim. Gulbis had a 68, Webb shot 67, and Kim 69.
Cristie Kerr was 9 under after a 67.
At Atzenbrugg, Austria, Austria's Bernd Wiesberger won the Lyoness Open for his second European Tour victory, closing with a 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory in the national championship.
Wiesberger finished at 19 under. He also won the Ballantine's Championship in April in South Korea.
Ireland's Shane Lowry (66) and France's Thomas Levet (68) tied for second.