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Golf Roundup : Norman Just One Back After His 10-Under 62

From Times Wire Services

Greg Norman flirted with the 50s and finished with a spectacular 10-under-par 62 Saturday, moving within one shot of third-round leader Bob Murphy in the Canadian Open at Toronto.

“With two par-5s still to play, I was definitely thinking 59 when I made the eagle on 13,” said the Australian known as the “Great White Shark.”

A 59 would have tied the all-time PGA Tour scoring record. It was beyond him, however, and he had to settle for simply the best round of his career--a round that included 10 birdies, an eagle and two bogeys.

“I’ve had a 62 before, but considering the course, and considering I made two bogeys, this was a better round,” said Norman, who completed three trips over the Glen Abbey Golf Club course in 210, six shots under par and one behind Murphy.

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Murphy, 43, whose last victory came 11 years ago, played almost four hours behind Norman and birdied the final hole for a 68 and a 209 total.

Mac O’Grady and rookie Davis Love III tied Norman for second at 210.

O’Grady had a third-round 69 in the warm, sunny weather, and Love shot 70.

Second-round leader Andy Bean struggled to a 74 and was tied with five others at 212.

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Also at 212 were three-time Canadian Open champion Lee Trevino, South African Bobby Cole, Canadian Dan Halldorson, Pat McGowan and left-hander Ernie Gonzalez.

Jan Stephenson shot a three-under-par 69 to tie Sandra Palmer for the lead after three rounds of the $350,000 LPGA Mayflower tournament at Indianapolis.

Palmer and Stephenson each stood at 208, eight under par for 54 holes, and led Carolyn Hill and Rosie Jones by three strokes.

Stephenson sank five birdies to pull even with Palmer, who completed the 18 holes in par 72.

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Severiano Ballesteros of Spain shot a five-under-par 64 to win the Monte Carlo Open at Mont Agel, France, by two strokes over Mark McNulty of South Africa.

Ballesteros shot an 11-under-par 265 to take the $40,500 first prize. McNulty had a final-round 67 and won $26,000.

Ron Commans of Westlake Village, the overnight leader by two strokes, shot a five-over-par 74 and finished in a tie for 11th at 270. From the seventh hole, he dropped six shots to par.

Dale Douglass shot a three-under-par 68 to extend his lead to four shots over Gary Player after three rounds of the U.S. Senior Open Championship at Columbus, Ohio.

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Douglass, leading by three strokes after the second round, withstood a charge by Player, who started the day six shots off the pace. Player had seven birdies over the first 12 holes of the Scioto Country Club course and finished with a 66 despite bogeying the last hole.

Douglass has a 54-hole total of 206, seven under par, while Player is at 210.


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