Golf Roundup: John Huh, Patrick Reed share lead at PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship

August 18, 2013

John Huh shot an even-par 70 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Patrick Reed after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

Huh, the PGA Tour’s reigning rookie of the year, and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under-par 200.

Zach Johnson had the day’s best round — a 66 — and was one stroke back along with Bob Estes and John Deere winner Jordan Spieth. Estes shot 68, and Spieth had a 70.

Scores were high and pin placements were tough during a rainy day at Sedgefield Country Club. Play was halted for 2 hours 59 minutes in the morning so the soaked course could dry out somewhat.

Only 13 players shot better than par 70 after 78 players did it Thursday and 63 on Friday.

SOLHEIM CUP: In Parker, Colo., Karine Icher put an emphatic end to a stunning shutout that put Europe on the verge of its first Solheim Cup win in America.

Icher rolled in a 45-foot birdie putt from just off the back of the 18th green as she and Beatriz Recari hung on for a 1-up win, giving Europe its first sweep of a Solheim Cup session in 11 years.

By winning all the fourballs matches in the afternoon, Europe led 10 1 / 2-5 1 / 2, matching the largest lead in Solheim Cup history. With only the 12 singles matches remaining Sunday, Europe only needs to win three matches and halve another to capture the cup away from home for the first time since this event began in 1990.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Bart Bryant shot a 10-under 62 to take the second-round lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.

Bryant, a rookie on the Champions Tour, took advantage of another serene day at En-Joie Golf Club, making six birdies in his first seven holes to surge past first-round leader Kenny Perry. Bryant was at 16-under 128, a 36-hole record for the tournament. Corey Pavin is four shots further back after a 64.

U.S. AMATEUR: Matt Fitzpatrick advanced to the final of the U.S. Amateur with a 2-and-1 victory over Corey Conners in Brookline, Mass.

Fitzpatrick could become the first English champion of the tournament since Harold Hilton in 1911. He will play Oliver Goss, who earned a 2-up victory over fellow Australian Brady Watt.

The final is 36 holes of match play Sunday.

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