Number of strokes by which American Cydney Clanton and Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura led after three rounds of the LPGA’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at Midland (Mich.) Country Club. The Clanton-Suwannapura team shot 7-under 63 on Friday under the foursomes (alternate-shot) format for a 16-under 194 total in the LPGA’s first official team event. Americans Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel, who held a share of the 36-hole lead, were among four teams tied for second at 11-under 199. Today’s final round will be in the four-ball (better-ball) format (scores).
Number of strokes under par that leader Kristoffer Ventura stood at the midway mark of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Neb. Ventura, 24, a Norwegian by way of Oklahoma State, shot 7-under 64 for a 131 total and one-stroke lead at The Club at Indian Creek. American Tyson Alexander placed second after back-to-back 66s (scores).
Number of times in his past 12 major championships that Brooks Koepka has entered the weekend in the top 20. Koepka shot 1-under 69 for a 3-under 137 total and share of eighth place in the British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Koepka, a four-time major champion, trailed American J.B. Holmes and Ireland’s Shane Lowry by three strokes entering today’s third round (scores).
Number of strokes under par that American Jim Herman stood through 36 holes to lead the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky. Herman, 41, shot a second consecutive 7-under 65 at Keene Trace Golf Club to open a one-stroke lead over American Bill Haas. Herman is seeking his second PGA Tour victory (scores).
Number of major championships in which Americans Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have competed concurrently. This week’s British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland was the first time that both of them had missed the cut in the same major event (scores).