Bob Tway seeks first Champions Tour victory

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SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec — Bob Tway shot 7-under-par 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead Mark Calcavecchia after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Montreal Championship.

The 53-year-old Tway had a 9-under 135 total on Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club’s Vercheres Course. Winless on the 50-and-over tour, he won the 2003 Canadian Open for the last of his eight PGA Tour titles.

Calcavecchia shot 67.

First-round leader Russ Cochran had 71 to drop into a tie for third at 7-under with Michael Allen, Hale Irwin and Jay Don Blake. Allen, the tour leader with two victories and earnings of $1,071,282, had 69, Irwin shot 68, and Blake had 67.

Augusta native Larry Mize had 74 and is seven shots back.

LPGA TOUR: In Waterloo, Ontario, South Korea’s Inbee Park shot 5-under-par 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

The 2008 U.S. Women’s Open champion is at 14-under 199

Brittany Lang and Hee Kyung Seo shot 67 sto reach 12-under, and Anna Nordqvist was 10-under after shooting 67.

China’s Shanshan Feng, coming off a major victory two weeks ago in the LPGA Championship, was 9-under along with Karin Sjodin, Nicle Hage and first-round leader Sandra Changkija. Feng had a 70, Sjodin shot 69, Hage 67 and Changkija 69.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Pul­heim, Germany, England’s Danny Willett remained in pursuit of his first European Tour victory after shooting 69 to lead by a shot at 12-under after three rounds of the BMW International Open.

The 24-year-old Willett moved ahead of England’s Chris Wood (70) and Chilean-born Swede Joel Sjoholm (72) on the Gut Larcenhof course.

Former Augusta State standout Oliver Wilson shot 67 and is five back.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Wichita, Kan., former Cincinnati golfer Jim Herman maintained his two-shot lead in the Wichita Open.

Herman had 3-under-par 68 on Saturday and is at 15-under 198.

Casey Wittenberg had 67 and is at 200.

Two others – Justin Hicks (65) and Jason Gore (68) – are at 201.

Augusta’s Scott Parel had five birdies against three bogeys for 73. He’s at 210, or 12 shots off the pace.


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