David Frost cooled off and Hal Sutton stumbled yesterday. The result is a four-way tie for the lead after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Frost, who tied a PGA Tour and St. Jude record by shooting a 16-under-par 126 for a four-stroke lead after two rounds, ballooned to a 3-over-par 74 that left him one shot off the lead.
Sutton, Frost's playing partner, bogeyed three of the final five holes to finish at 69. He's tied atop the leader board at 14 under with Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba and Tim Herron.
"I'll have to regroup," said Sutton, who is at 199. "I'm not happy with the way I finished. Any time you're three over on the last [five] holes, that's not very pleasant to have to deal with. A couple of those, I hit good shots."
Frost, who had 16 birdies and no bogeys in the first two rounds, was the only player in the 77-man field without a birdie. He pushed many of his tee shots to the right but said he would stick with a new swing he adopted this week.
Greg Norman continued to have trouble with his putter and withdrew after shooting a 72 for a three-day total of 3 under.
LPGA: Karrie Webb shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead after three rounds of the Rochester (N.Y.) International.
Nancy Scranton (66) had the day's best round. She joined defending champion Rosie Jones (68) and Leigh Ann Mills (71) in a tie for second on the sun-baked Locust Hill course.
SENIORS: Bruce Fleisher shot out of the pack with a 9-under-par 63 to tie David Lundstrom for the second-round lead of the BellSouth Senior Classic in Nashville.
Fleisher played his way into contention for a fourth victory in his rookie season on the tour with nine birdies and no bogeys. He and Lundstrom have two-day totals of 10-under 134.
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EUROPEAN PGA: Sweden's Jarmo Sandelin (73) and South Africa's Retief Goosen (68) share the lead at 10 under after the rain-drenched third round of the German Open in Berlin. Scotland's Raymond Russell and England's Gary Evans are tied for third at 9 under. Russell carded the day's best round with a 9-under 63.
NIKE: Casey Martin shot a 5-under 67 and holds a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Cleveland Open in Painesville, Ohio. Martin, who is 13 under after three rounds, uses a golf cart because of a painful circulatory disorder in his right leg.