Lee Janzen continued to offset every mistake with a barrage of birdies, shooting a 4-under 68 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over Hal Sutton after three rounds of the Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario.
"I seem to keep recovering from every bogey with birdies," Janzen said. "I'm either getting used to the bogeys, or they're not bothering me as much."
Janzen made only two pars on the back nine of Glen Abbey Golf Club, but his five birdies carried him to an 11-under 205 and put him in position to win for the first time since the U.S. Open at Olympic Club last year.
"I don't know if I'm in the driver's seat," Janzen said. "I guess I'm in my own driver's seat. I've just got to go out and play as hard as I can tomorrow."
Sutton, who heads off to the Ryder Cup in two weeks, squandered his second-round lead but finished strong with birdies on four of the last six holes for a 70.
"I'm just glad I was able to persevere and stay in contention," Sutton said. "I'm glad I'm finished."
LPGA: Karrie Webb decided she had been trailing Se Ri Pak long enough at the World Championship of Women's Golf in Maple Grove, Minn.
So Webb shot a 7-under-par 65, and her Rush Creek Golf Club 54-hole total of 207 was one stroke better than Pak and Laura Davies.
Pak shot a 70, and Davies, second after each round of the $700,000 tournament, had a 68.
Rachel Hetherington was fourth after a 67 put her at 209.
Webb was in sixth place behind Pak after the first round, then improved to a tie for third after the second round. She made just one bogey yesterday and had eight birdies.
"It's been a little bit of a struggle this week, but it's been a little bit better today, so I'm not worried about it," Webb said.
SENIOR PGA: Mike McCullough, winless in all 531 of his previous professional tournaments, shot a career-, course- and tournament-record 10-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Comfort Classic in Indianapolis.
The 54-year-old McCullough positioned himself for his first Senior PGA Tour victory by setting a back-nine record with a 29. After parring the first five holes, he played the rest of his round in 10 under on the 6,796-yard Brickyard Crossing Golf Course.
WALKER CUP: The United States rallied twice--both in morning foursomes and afternoon singles--to lead the Britain-Ireland team, 7-5, after the opening day in Nairn, Scotland.
After a 2-2 tie in morning foursomes played in clear conditions, the Americans picked up five points in singles as wind and rain hit the afternoon session at Scottish Highlands.
In the two-day event, 12 1/2 points are needed for victory.