Score, an eagle, that Jordan Spieth made after driving the 396-yard, par-4 first hole at Carnoustie Golf Links, jump-starting his third round Saturday at the British Open. Spieth, the defending champion, shot 6-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with countrymen Kevin Kisner (68) and Xander Schauffele (67) at 9-under 204 entering today’s final round. American Kevin Chappell (67) stood alone in fourth place, at 7-under 206. Twelve players, including Tiger Woods, were within four strokes of the lead (scores).
Number of players tied for the lead at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Americans Tom Lovelady (65), Hunter Mahan (64), Troy Merritt (69) and Robert Streb (63) were knotted at 18-under 198 through 54 holes at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. (scores).
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Winning score for Yealimi Noh against Alexa Pano in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif. Noh, 16, of Concord, Calif., had gone 6 up through 29 holes of the scheduled 36-hole match before Pano, 13, of Lake Worth, Fla., won two of the next three holes. Noh won by matching Pano’s par on the 33rd hole (scoring).
Odds for Jordan Spieth to win today’s British Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Spieth, 24, who was tied for the lead with Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, is seeking his fourth major championship. Schauffele and Kisner, both of whom are seeking their first major titles, were listed at 5-1 and 11-2 picks, respectively (odds).
Distance, in yards, of the wedge that Brittany Lincicome holed out for eagle at the par-5 17th hole during the weather-delayed second round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Lincicome shot 1-under 71, including three consecutive birdies, after having opened with a 78. Her 5-over 149 total missed the cut by nine strokes. She was only the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event (scores).
Ranking on the Web.com Tour money list for Dawie Van der Walt, who leads the Pinnacle Bank Championship after three rounds. Van der Walt, 35, of South Africa, shot 2-under 69 for a 12-under 201 total and two-stroke lead at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Neb. He has won twice each on the Sunshine and Web.com tours but is seeking his first victory in three years. South Korea’s Sungjae Im (71), the developmental tour’s leading money winner, and England’s David Skinns (69) shared second at 10-under 203 (scores).
Length, in yards, of the par-4 14th hole – the 32nd of the 36-hole match – that Michael Thorbjornsen drove and subsequently birdied for his first lead of the U.S. Junior Amateur final. Thorbjornsen, 16, of Wellesley, Mass., went on to post a 1-up victory against Akshay Bhatia, 16, of Wake Forest N.C., at Baltusrol Golf Club’s Upper Course in Springfield, N.J. (scoring).