Michael Allen up by two in U.S. Senior Open

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U.S. Senior Open leader Michael Allen will carry a two-shot lead into today's final round at Omaha Country Club. Allen is at 8-under-par 202 through 54 holes.  NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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U.S. Senior Open leader Michael Allen will carry a two-shot lead into today's final round at Omaha Country Club. Allen is at 8-under-par 202 through 54 holes.

OMAHA, Neb. — Kenny Perry and Fred Funk made charges in the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday, each pulling within two shots of leader Michael Allen with one round to go.

Perry, going for a second consecutive win in a senior major, shot 6-under-par 64 to match the low round of the day at Omaha Country Club. Funk shot 67 after making a long birdie putt on No. 18.

Allen, who had 63 on Friday, shot 72.

He started the day with a five-stroke advantage, which was the largest lead after 36 holes in the tournament’s
34-year history.

“Today I had a few more bads than goods, but it’s fun,” said Allen. “It’s nice to be in the lead. If you’d have given me a 2-shot lead to start the week, I would have been pretty thrilled to have it, I’m sure.”

Allen is at 8-under 202 for the tournament.

PGA TOUR: In Silvis, Ill., Daniel Summerhays shot 9-under-par 62 for a two-stroke lead following third-round play at the John Deere Classic.

Summerhays, whose previous best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for fourth, is at 19-under 194.

Summerhays notched 10 birdies while matching the lowest third-round score in tournament history.

David Hearn (64) is second at 17-under. Defending champion Zach Johnson is alone in third after shooting a 67.

Former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed, who was tied for the 36-hole lead, shot 70 and dropped into a tie for ninth place, six shots off Summerhays’ lead.

Reed had five birdies and four bogeys Saturday. In his second-round 63, Reed had seven birdies, an eagle and one bogey.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Inverness, Scotland, Henrik Stenson held off Phil Mickel­son at the Scottish Open by shooting 6-under-par 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.

Mickelson was in a group of four players in a tie for second after making six birdies in his last 11 holes for 66 of his own.

Branden Grace and first-round leader John Parry were tied with Mickelson after each shooting 66, along with J.B. Hansen (69).

LPGA TOUR: In Waterloo, Ontario, Hee Young Park shot a career-best 10-under-par 61 to move into the lead after the third round at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

Park nearly chipped in on the 18th hole for an eagle before tapping in a short putt.

She is at 20-under 193 overall, one stroke better than Angela Stanford (64) and two shots ahead of Catriona Matthew (68).

WEB.COM TOUR: In Sandy, Utah, for the second consecutive day, a golfer had a chance to shoot 59.

A day after Chad Collins shot 60, Steven Alker needed to birdie the final two holes for 59. He parred them for 10-under-par 61.

Still, it gave him the clubhouse lead in the rain-suspended Utah Championship at 17-under 196.

Collins, off in the final group of the day, was even par through nine holes and 16-under before play was suspended.

LOCAL INTEREST

PATRICK REED

Ex-Augusta State golfer

Score 67-63-70

Shots back 6

SCOTT BROWN

North Augustan

Score 71-67-65

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CHARLES HOWELL

Augusta native

Score 68-66-71

Shots back 11

VAUGHN TAYLOR

Evans resident

Score 66-71-69

Shots back 12

BRIAN GAY

Louisville, Ga.*

Score 68-69-70

Shots back 13

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