Although Tiger Woods had his worst round so far in the Australian Masters with a 1-under-par 72, he stayed in contention as leader Peter O’Malley struggled through a round of par 73 for a 204 total.
O’Malley led by one shot over fellow Australian Lucas Parsons after 54 holes with one round to go.
The top 10 players are separated by only six shots, including Woods at 9-under 210.
Scott Simpson birdied all four par 5s and two of the four par 3s en route to a 6-under 66 and a two-stroke lead at the midway point of the Hawaiian Open in Honolulu. Coupled with his opening 65, Simpson was at 13-under 131 after 36 holes.
John Schroeder’s 4-under 67 gave him a stroke lead over J.C. Snead and Gil Morgan after the first round of the Senior GTE Classic at the TPC of Tampa Bay.
Annika Sorenstam shot a 66, a women’s course record at Oakmont Country Club, and opened a two-stroke lead after the first round of the inaugural Los Angeles Women’s Championship. Clarkston’s Robin Walton was at 76.
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