WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Jay Haas will carry a three-shot lead over Augusta native Larry Mize into today’s final round of the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic.
Haas, who won the event at Glen Oaks Country Club in 2007 and 2008, shot 6-under-par 65 Saturday. He is at 11-under after his bogey-free second round.
Mize eagled the 18th hole for 68 to get within three of Haas.
Tom Lehman, who had 67, is four strokes back.
LPGA TOUR: In Galloway Township, N.J., Stacy Lewis tied a tournament 36-hole record with a second-round 65 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club to maintain the lead entering today’s final round.
Lewis’ two-day total of 130 leads Anna Nordqvist, who shot 67, by six strokes.
EUROPEAN TOUR: In Newport, Wales, Thongchai Jaidee took a one-stroke lead at the Wales Open after shooting 4-under-par 67 in the third round at Celtic Manor.
Tied for second are Joost Luiten, who had the low round of the day with 64, and Ross Fisher (71).
Jaidee is at 7-under 208.
Former Augusta State golfers Jamie Elson and Oliver Wilson fell off the pace. Elson had 73 and is at 219 while Wilson shot 74 for 220.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Raleigh, N.C., Augusta’s Scott Parel is three shots off the lead entering today’s final round of the Rex Hospital Open.
Parel played 27 holes Saturday, completing a
second-round 2-under-par 69 in the morning and then shooting 67 in the third round in the afternoon.
He’s tied for third place and will be chasing leader B.J. Staten, who had 66 and is at 13-under 200.
Aiken’s Matt Hendrix missed the cut by four shots.
NCAA MEN: In Pacific Palisades, Calif., Alabama and Texas won their semifinals matches by 3-2 scores in
the NCAA golf championship
at Riviera and will meet today
with the title on the line.
Alabama’s match against California went down to the final group and the 18th hole.
Hunter Hamrick was 1 up going into the final hole and made a par to defeat Joel Stalter.
“We’ve played with them the first two days and played with them during the season and knew they were a good golf team,” said Alabama coach Jay Seawell, a former Augusta State coach. “ I knew we would have a battle from the first tee to the 18th green and that’s exactly what we had.”
Texas beat Oregon when Julio Vegas, brother of PGA Tour player Jhonattan Vegas, drained a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to defeat Andrew Vijarro 2-up.