Golf roundup: Kelly loses lead, grabs it back
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The play of the day came from a kid who slid into the rough to grab an errant tee shot.
The comeback of the day came from the man who led by three, watched it all slip away, then steeled himself in time to climb back to the top.
Just another crazy afternoon at the hard-to-read Broadmoor, where Jerry Kelly shot 1-over 71 on Saturday to finish the third round of the U.S. Senior Open in the same spot he started — atop the leaderboard with a one-shot advantage.
“Did it unnerve me a little bit?” Kelly said about watching his lead disappear. “Yeah, absolutely.”
But he made a 6-foot slider to save par on No. 18, finish at 4-under 206 and preserve a one-shot lead over David Toms, who stayed far from the madness and shot a 66 to climb from a tie for 10th to second.
Behind Toms — nothing but chaos.
It began when Kelly took three putts to get down from inside of two feet on No. 12 — his first putt going airborne above the roughed-up poa annua turf and his second taking a 180-degree spin around the cup before bounding out.
KPMG Women’s PGA
KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu broke away on the closing holes Saturday at Kemper Lakes to take a three-stroke lead.
The 28-year-old South Korean star birdied the 14th and 15th holes to jump ahead of Canadian Brooke Henderson and finished with a birdie on 18. She shot a 5-under 67 on another scorching afternoon to get to 11-under 205 and move a step closer to her third major victory.
Henderson, the 2016 winner, was second. She bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 in a 70.