Golf roundup: Stricker gives up Cologuard lead
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Stricker lost the Cologuard Classic lead Saturday when he drove into the water on the par-5 18th in a closing double bogey.
A year after losing a chance to win the event in his PGA Tour Champions debut when his 3-wood went left into the water on the final hole, Stricker did it again Saturday.
Stricker ended up with a 3-under 70, leaving him a stroke behind Tommy Tolles with a round left on Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. Tolles bogeyed 18 for a 70 after following Stricker into the water
Tolles had an 11-under 135 total.
Scott Dunlap, tied for the first-round lead with Tolles, was tied with Stricker at 10 under after a 71.
Rocco Mediate (65) and Doug Garwood (68) were 9 under.
Stricker finished behind Tom Lehman last year, blowing a two-shot lead on the final three holes. The 12-time PGA Tour winner tied for second two weeks in Florida in the Chubb Classic, his fifth top-three finish in seven career senior starts.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shubhankar Sharma held his nerve to the end and held a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Mexico Championship.
Now the 21-year-old from India has to hold off a few of golf’s biggest names.
Sharma holed a 15-foot par putt on the final hole at Chapultepec Golf Club for a 2-under 69, leaving him 18 holes away from capping off his amazing rise. Three months ago, he had yet to win a tournament and was ranked No. 462 in the world. A victory would likely put him in the top 25.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — George Coetzee opened a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Tshwane Open after a 3-under 68.
The overnight leader fired five birdies and two bogeys in his home city — and on the course where he’s a member — to move to 14 under overall. Mikko Korhonen and Sam Horsfield are tied for second.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Nelly Korda shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead at the LPGA Tour’s Women’s World Championship after Danielle Kang made her first bogeys of the tournament to slip back into second place after three rounds.