Francesco Molinari

Golf roundup: Webb Simpson opens two-shot lead at the Colonial

Golf roundup: Webb Simpson opens two-shot lead at the Colonial

Webb Simpson shot a three-under-par 67 on Saturday to break out of a crowd and take the third-round lead at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

Simpson is at nine-under 201, two strokes ahead of Danny Lee and Paul Casey after both of them made long birdie putts at the 18th hole. Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner are three strokes off the lead.

After being among four players who shared the 36-hole lead, Simpson went ahead alone to stay after consecutive birdies to start his back nine. He made a six-foot birdie putt at the 387-yard 10th and a 12-footer at the 630-yard 11th before finishing with seven consecutive pars.

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