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Woods Still Atop Leaderboard Heading Into Final Round

By Compiled From Wire Services

Tiger Woods had the lead after three rounds of the Quad City Classic in Coal Valley, Ill.

Woods shot a 3-under-par 67 Saturday and held a one-stroke lead over Ed Fiori after three rounds of the $1.2 million tournament.

The 20-year-old Woods, playing in only his third tournament as a pro, was at 10-under 200 after 54 holes.

U.S. Open champion Steve Jones and Jay Delsing were both three strokes back at 203 after 67s.

Davis Love III walked off the fourth green after going 2-up in his match at the Presidents Cup in Gainesville, Va., turned to his partner Fred Couples and said, “Seven in a row.”

Not only didn’t Love and Couples get their personal record to 7-0 on Saturday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, but suddenly a second straight U.S. victory over the International team was no longer the sure thing it seemed a day earlier.

The 7-3 thumping of the Americans on Saturday trimmed the U.S. lead from 10-1/2 to 9-1/2 going to today’s 12 singles matches.

Mike Hill, Mike McCullough and Bobby Stroble all bettered par and pulled even with rookie Jim Wilkinson after the second round of the Bank One Classic senior event in Lexington, Ky.

Tammie Green followed her second-round 64 with a 3-under-par 69 to expand her lead to three strokes at the $550,000 Safeco Classic in Kent, Wash.

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Tags: briefly, golf

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