SPORTS

Lehman takes Champions Tour lead

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Sept 29, 2013 - 18:35
  • Updated : Sept 29, 2013 - 18:36

PEBBLE BEACH, California (AP) ― Tom Lehman made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Pebble Beach on Saturday for his second straight 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s First Tee Open.

Lehman, the seven-time Champions Tour winner and former British Open champion, had a 10-under 134 total after rounds at Del Monte and Pebble Beach.

“To play Pebble Beach in beautiful conditions is a pleasure and a treat,” said Lehman, winless this year. “The greens are first and fast, the fairways are firm and fast. It plays like it’s supposed to play and I just love the challenge.”

Russ Cochran, the Principal Charity Classic winner in June in Iowa, also shot 67 at Pebble Beach. The left-hander made a 60-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh, his 16th hole of the day.

Alfred Dunhill Links

Peter Uihlein holed his second shot for an eagle on the 18th hole Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

After settling for 60 at Kingsbarns when he missed an eagle putt on the final hole, the American managed a more spectacular finish on the Old Course at St. Andrews when his 47-yard wedge shot on the 18th found the bottom of the cup. That gave him a 7-under 65 and a 20-under 196 total.

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with my second shot but it worked out well,” said Uihlein, the former Oklahoma State player who won the Madeira Islands Open in May. “When I saw it go in, it was pretty sweet and a nice way to sign off.”

Web.com Tour Championship

Scott Gardiner of Australia had a 5-under 65 and wound up with the lead in the Web.com Tour Championship when Chesson Hadley stumbled at the end.

Gardiner has played well enough in this four-tournament series that determines PGA Tour cards that he already has locked up his return to the big leagues.