GOLF ROUNDUP : Edwards in Position to Match His Brother
David Edwards shot a six-under-par 64 over the wind-swept Oakwood Country Club Saturday to put himself in position to win the same tournament his brother, Danny, won eight years ago.
Edwards, with a 54-hole total of 11-under 199, has the same three-round score his brother had when he won the tournament, known as the Quad Cities Open, in 1983.
Now it’s the Hardee’s Golf Classic and Edwards has a two-stroke lead over Greg Norman, Paul Azinger, Steve Lowery and Steve Jones going into the final round at Coal Valley, Ill.
Edwards, who hasn’t won since the Los Angeles Open at Riviera Country Club in 1984, has a round that included an eagle on the par-5 No. 6 when he holed a 25-foot chip shot. He also had four birdies and no bogeys to extend his sub-par rounds to seven since last week’s Canadian Open.
“To have no bogeys even on a calm day would be an accomplishment but on a windy day like this, I was very pleased,” said Edwards, a 35-year-old from Oklahoma.
Azinger birdied No. 18 for a par 70 as he slipped into sole possession of second place at 10-under 200.
Norman, the first-day leader, had an up-and-down third round and also finished with a 70. Lowerey shot a 70 and Jones carded a 64.
Leonard Thompson, the leader after two rounds with a 62 Friday, tried to recover from a double-bogey on No. 2 but had to settle for a three-over 73 and a 202.
Debbie Massey bogeyed the last hole for the second day in a row but still leads by one stroke going into the final round of the Du Maurier tournament, the last LPGA major championship of the year, at Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Massey shot an even-par 72 for 209 to keep her ahead of charging Pamela Wright on the 6,421-yard Vancouver Golf Club layout.
Wright shot her second consecutive 69 for 210 to remain in the hunt for the first prize of $105,000 in the 72-hole, $700,000 event.
Massey two-putted from 10 feet on the 54th hole for the bogey that kept her from getting comfortable with her lead.
Two shots behind the leader at 211 are three players, including Nancy Scranton, who shot a course-record, eight-under 64.
Rocky Thompson birdied the 18th hole to break out of a three-way deadlock with Al Geiberger and Lee Trevino and take a one-stroke lead in the Seniors tournament at Concord, Mass.
Thompson took the lead with a 69 for a nine-under-par 135.
Geiberger shot a 69 and shares second place with Trevino, who had a 71.
Bruce Crampton, who had been tied for fourth after the first round, is alone at 138 after shooting a 71.