Golf Roundup : A 65 Gives Tom Byrum 4-Stroke Lead

From Times Wire Services

Tom Byrum shot a 7-under-par 65 Saturday, and his 3-round total of 201 gave him a 4-stroke lead over 4 other golfers in the $400,000 Pensacola Open at Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Bruce Lietzke, Andrew Magee, Ray Stewart and Ken Green were tied for second place at 205.

Four other players were at 206 on the 7,033-yard course at Tiger Point Golf and Country Club--John Cook, Tony Sills, Bobby Wadkins and Lance Ten Broeck.

Byrum’s round was the second-best score of the tournament. His 64 Friday was the best.


Greg Norman of Australia took the lead in the $165,000 New South Wales Open at Sydney, Australia, after overcoming windy conditions and a match committee inquiry.

Norman finished the third round with a 2-under-par 69 for a 54-hole total of 9-under-par 204, moving him 2 strokes ahead of defending champion Craig Parry, who shot a 72.

But Norman was summoned before the match committee because of an incident at the 10th hole. Television cameras showed a young spectator moving Norman’s ball from his second shot to a better lie away from greenside trees.

Norman, unaware of the situation, played on and posted a bogey 5.


Match committee chairman Bruce Nairn said that after watching a video of the incident and speaking to witnesses and Norman, he would take no action.