Daniel Summerhays, Nicholas Thompson share lead in Mississippi

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MADISON, Miss. — Daniel Summerhays and Nicholas Thompson are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Summerhays waited out a rain delay of 1 hour, 17 minutes before making his final 19-foot putt for birdie, finishing with 3-under-par 69 on Saturday at Annandale Golf Club. He also led last week going into the final round of the John Deere Classic before finishing fourth.

Thompson bogeyed his first hole in the third round, but was nearly flawless after that with 65 to reach 17-under.

PUBLIC LINKS: In Lorton, Va., Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Laurel Hill, beating California junior Michael Kim 1 up in the 36-hole final.

The winner traditionally receives a spot in the Masters Tournament, if still an amateur.

LPGA TOUR: In Sylvania, Ohio, Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes in the Marathon Classic.

Recari, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, matched Creamer’s 4-under-par 67. Both are at 12-under 201.

Creamer, who won in 2008 when the tournament was known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, led by as many as two shots before Recari’s late surge at Highland Meadows.

Rising American teen Lexi Thompson had 67 and, along with Jacqui Concolino and Chie Arimura, is three shots back. Concolino, whose career-best tie for 11th came at the event last year, had a 69. Arimura three-putted the final hole for bogey and 68.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Overland, Park., Kan., former Georgia Tech standout Chesson Hadley shot 8-under-par 63 to grab a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Midwest Classic.

Headley is 15-under 198 overall. Paul Claxton, who was born in Vidalia, Ga., and now lives in Sea Island, Ga., shot 67 and is second.

Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot 68 and is tied for 39th at 207.

Augusta’s Scott Parel had 69 and is tied for 59th at 210.

LOCAL INTEREST

VAUGHN TAYLOR

Evans resident

Score 67-67-68

Shots back 3

WILL CLAXTON

Swainsboro, Ga.*

Score 66-71-68

Shots back 6

KEVIN KISNER

Aiken native

Score 65-73-71

Shots back 10

CHARLES HOWELL

Augusta native

Score 72-69-69

Shots back 11

HENRIK NORLANDER

Ex-Augusta State golfer

Score 72-69-71

Shots back 13

* former resident


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