PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Gary Woodland took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba after dropping two strokes on the par-3 15th Saturday.
Woodland finished with a 5-under 66 to reach 18-under 195 on Mayakoba’s Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course. He won the last of his two tour titles in 2013.
Woodland birdied the first seven odd-number holes, then ended the string with the double bogey on 15 when his tee shot went long into the hazard. He played the first 51 holes without a bogey.
Pat Perez was second after a 62. He played the front nine in 7-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 fifth. The one-time tour winner recently returned from shoulder surgery.
Scott Piercy was 16 under after a 66, Seamus Power (64) was 15 under, and Webb Simpson (69) followed at 14 under. Defending champion Graeme McDowell was 8 under after his second straight 65.
Goydos leads Montgomerie in PGA Tour Champions finale
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Paul Goydos shot a 3-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
A day after opening with a 62 for a three-stroke lead, Goydos birdied the par-5 18th to reach 11-under 129 on Desert Mountain Club’s Cochise Course.
Colin Montgomerie, third in Charles Schwab Cup season standings, remained second. He followed his opening 65 with a 66. The Scot matched playing partner Goydos with a closing birdie.
Points leader Bernhard Langer was third at 7 under after a 66.
The top five in the standings – Richmond winner Scott McCarron is second, followed by Montgomerie, Joe Durant and Miguel Angel Jimenez – can take the season title with a victory Sunday.
Durant was tied for 15th at 1 under after a 69, McCarron was tied for 17th at even par after a 71, and Jimenez was 22nd at 1 over after a 67.
The season standings were reset after the event last week in Virginia, with Langer’s lead over McCarron reduced from 935,657 to 200. The tournament winner will receive $440,000 and 2,000 points.
Austin Ernst leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational
MEXICO CITY – Austin Ernst shot her second straight 5-under 67 to take the third-round lead in the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Ernst had her second straight bogey-free round at Club de Golf Mexico after opening with a 72. The 24-year-old American won the 2014 Portland Classic for her lone LPGA Tour title.
She had a one-stroke lead at 10-under 206.
Second-round leader Sarah Jane Smith of Australia had a 72 to drop into a tie for second with Carola Ciganda (68), the Spanish player who won her first LPGA Tour title last month in South Korea.
Angela Stanford, the winner of the inaugural event in 2008 at Guadalajara Country Club, had a 69 to match Karine Icher (70) and Mi Jung Hur (71) at 8 under.
Mexican amateur Maria Fassi had a 65 to get to 6 under. She’s a freshman at the University of Arkansas. Gaby Lopez also was 6 under after a 73 on her home course.
Wang leads Nedbank Challenge in Sun City after superb 64
SUN CITY, South Africa – South Korea’s Jeunghun Wang shot an 8-under 64 to take the third-round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The 21-year-old Wang had an eagle and six birdies to get to 11-under 205 at Gary Player Country Club. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen was second after a 70.
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