GOLF HERITAGE TOURNAMENT : Stewart’s 66 Gleans Two-Shot Lead

From Associated Press

Harbour Town Golf Links is fast becoming one of Payne Stewart’s favorite courses on the PGA Tour.

Stewart continued to play well at Harbour Town on Saturday by firing a five-under-par 66 for a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Heritage tournament.

“I feel good on this golf course for reasons I don’t know,” he said.

Actually, there are at least two reasons: Stewart won the 1989 Heritage tournament and lost in sudden death to Tom Kite in the Nabisco Championships in October.


Stewart, who shot a record 16-under-par 268 to win last year, is at eight-under 205 going into today’s final round. But several players were well within striking distance, including 1988 champion Greg Norman, who had a hole in one Saturday on the 179-yard, par-three seventh hole with a seven-iron. It was the first ace in the Heritage since Kite had one in 1981.

Norman, who had a 67, was at 207, along with Masters champion Nick Faldo and Steve Jones. Faldo, the 1984 Heritage winner, shot a 70 and Jones had a 66, with six birdies and one bogey, to pull into contention.