Scott Jamieson flirts with 59 in the European Tour's Portugal Masters

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VILAMOURA, Portugal — Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson matched the European Tour record with 11-under-par 60 to pull within two strokes of leader Paul Waring after the third round of the Portugal Masters.

The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson, of Scotland, settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out.

“I said to my caddie when I was playing 17 that I really wanted to make a birdie to have a chance of it going down the last and I could not have asked to hit a better shot in,” Jamieson said.

After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Cary, N.C.,Russ Cochran shot his second consecutive 6-under-par 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the SAS Championship.

The 54-year-old left-hander, the 2010 winner at Prestonwood Country Club, birdied five of the first six holes and is at 12-under 132.

Augusta native Larry Mize shot 74 and is at 145.

LPGA TOUR: In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lexi Thompson moved into position for her second LPGA Tour title, shooting 5-under-par 66 to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia.

The 18-year-old, who won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic winner, opened with rounds of 67 and 63. South Korea’s Ilhee Lee is in second place after 70.


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