Calcavecchia Shoots 67 to Take Control in Arizona; Walker Is Six Strokes Back

From Associated Press

Mark Calcavecchia started with a double bogey Saturday but rebounded for a 67 to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Spalding Invitational golf tournament

Colleen Walker, the LPGA star trying to become the first woman to win the mixed-field tournament, led the first day and was within a stroke of the lead after the second day. But she shot a 73 in the third round to drop six strokes off the pace.

That’s a lot of strokes to make up in an LPGA field. It might be next to impossible to make up when the leader is Calcavecchia, the reigning British Open champion. He fashioned his five-under-par round on the Desert Highlands course, which will be the scene of today’s conclusion.

After 54 holes on two par-72 courses and a par-70, Calcavecchia’s score was nine-under 205.


Next were Bill Glasson, another PGA Tour regular who finished with a five-under 67 at the Renegade course for a three-day total of 208, and Steve Pate at 209. Pate shot a one-under 71 for the third round.

Gene Sauers, David Edwards and Bob Ford were five shots off the pace at 210.