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Snedeker leads, but du Toit stays close

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jared du Toit was in position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 62 years — and the first amateur to break through on the PGA Tour in 25 seasons.

Brandt Snedeker was in a little better position. U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson was right there, too.

"I think I'm going to be the most-hated man in Canada tomorrow, but it's going to be a lot of fun trying to figure it out," said Snedeker, the 2013 winner at Glen Abbey who eagled the par-5 18th on Saturday for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over du Toit and Johnson.

Du Toit matched Snedeker with an eagle on 18, holing a 40-footer for a 70. The Arizona State senior is from Kimberley, British Columbia.

Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.

Doug Sanders was the last amateur to win the event in 1956, and Phil Mickelson was the last amateur winner on the tour in the 1991 Northern Telecom Open.

Snedeker overpowered the 18th, hitting a 378-yard drive and 121-yard approach to set up the 6-footer. The 35-year-old American won in February at Torrey Pines for his eighth PGA Tour title.

Johnson, tied for the lead with Luke List after each of the first two days, birdied 18 for a 71.

LPGA: At Gurnee, Ill., Charley Hull and surprising England grabbed the lead in the UL International Crown, and the United States advanced with a sweep against Japan.

Hull, who missed the four-ball session Friday with a fever and trouble with her asthma, teamed with Melissa Reid for a 3-and-1 victory over sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand. Holly Clyburn and Jodi Ewart Shadoff routed Pornanong Phatlum and Porani Chutichai 7 and 5, helping seventh-seeded England to a Pool B-best nine points.

The U.S., which began the day with just three points, turned in its best performance so far in the rare team event on the LPGA Tour. Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr posted their second straight win with a 4-and-2 victory over Ai Suzuki and Ayaka Watanabe, and Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller surged to a 3-and-1 win over Haru Nomara and Mika Miyazato.

Taiwan also wrapped up a spot in the fourth session before a storm delayed play for the day with two Pool A matches still on the course, leaving two spots open for Sunday's 10 singles matches. The country with the most points at the end of the weekend wins a silver trophy.

SENIORS: At Carnoustie, Scotland, Miguel Angel Jimenez opened a four-stroke lead in the Senior British Open, shooting a 7-under 65 in mild conditions to fall one short of matching the Carnoustie Golf Links record.

The 52-year-old Spaniard had a bogey-free round in wind at 6-12 mph on the mostly cloudy afternoon. He had an 11-under 205 total after opening 70-70, putting him in position for his first major title.

WEB.COM: At Lehi, Utah, it was a tale of two nines for Ashland's Jason Allred in the Utah Championship.

He birdied the first three holes and was 4 under on his round through 10 holes, then bogeyed four holes in a six-hole stretch and ended up even par (71) for the day, 2 under for the tournament and tied for 36th place.

Leader Nicholas Lindheim is 13 under.