Golf: Bernhard Langer, Jeff Maggert share lead at U.S. Senior Open

Golf: Bernhard Langer, Jeff Maggert share lead at U.S. Senior Open
Bernhard Langer hits out of a bunker on the fifth hole during the second round of the U.S. Senior Openon Friday. (Randy Pench / Associated Press)

Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggert shared the lead Saturday over a bunched field heading into the final round of the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento.

Langer shot a two-under-par 68 and Maggert had a 70, and both were at five-under 205 for the championship at Del Paso, where conditions cooled off after consecutive days above 100 degrees.


But the competition remained hot, with eight players within a shot of the lead. They included Tom Watson, Kenny Perry and defending champion Colin Montgomerie.

The 65-year-old Watson, who was tied with Maggert and Peter Fowler through 36 holes, salvaged a 71 after a tough round. Perry shot a 64, Montgomerie a 70.

Langer is coming off a major victory June 14 in the Senior Players Championship. Maggert won the Regions Tradition in May for his first major title.

PGA Tour

Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole for a five-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet in the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn.

Looking for his second PGA Tour victory, Harman had a bogey-free round to was at 14-under 196 going into the final round at TPC River Highlands.

Watson, two strokes ahead after the second round, shot a 68. DeLeat had a 64. Brandt Snedeker, Paul Casey and Zach Johnson were 11 under. Snedeker had a 63 to match the best round of the day, and Casey and Johnson shot 64.


Na Ye Choi matched her LPGA Tour career low with an eight-under 63 to surge to the top of the leaderboard at 13 under in the NW Arkansas Championship at Rogers, Ark.

Choi, the South Korean player who won the season-opening Coates Championship for her eighth LPGA Tour title, made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a back-nine 29. She finished her rain-delayed first round with a 66 early Saturday morning, and took the lead with her final putt of the second round.

Mi Jung Hur and Anna Nordqvist were tied for second at 11 under.


England's James Morrison shot a five-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the BMW International Open in Munich. Morrison had a 16-under 200 total at Munich Eichenried. England's Chris Paisley was second after a 66.