Originally created 08/12/01

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GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Kenny Perry shot his second straight 8-under-par 64 to set three Buick Open records and take a five-stroke lead after the third round.

Perry had a 22-under 194 total to break the tournament's 54-hole record. He also tied the tournament nine-hole record for the second straight day with a 29 on the back nine, and tied the best 36 holes played in the 43 years of the event.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington (65) and Jim Furyk (66) are at 199. Justin Leonard tied the third-round tournament record with a 63 to join Chris DiMarco (65) and Bob Tway (67) at 200. Tom Pernice Jr. (66) and Brian Wilson (64) are seven strokes behind.

Robert Wrenn set the previous 54-hole record in 1987 en route to a record 26-under 262. Perry needs a 67 Sunday to break another record and win his first tournament since 1995.

Wendy's Championship for Children

NEW ALBANY, Ohio -- Wendy Ward had 10 birdies in a career-best 62 to build a four-stroke lead through two rounds of the Wendy's Championship for Children.

Ward's 62, a shot better than her previous low on tour, broke the New Albany Country Club record of 63 set earlier in the day by Mhairi McKay. Leta Lindley had matched the competitive mark in the first round with a 64. Ward had a 17-under 127 total.

Ward's round tied the second-lowest score on tour this year, exceeded only by Annika Sorenstam's record 59.

Moira Dunn shot a 64 - also a career best - to move into second place at 13 under. She birdied the last three holes on the front, then had an eagle-birdie-birdie finish. Sorenstam, who won the inaugural tournament two years ago, was third at 132 after a 65.

3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn. -- Spain's Jose Maria Canizares had six birdies in an eight-hole stretch en route to a 6-under 66 and a share of lead with Hale Irwin in the 3M Championship.

After a bogey on No. 5, Canizares started his birdie spree on No. 6. He capped the round with a birdie on No. 18 to match Irwin at 8-under 136 on TPC of the Twin Cities.

Irwin, the 1997 and 1999 winner at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, shot a 68.First-round leader Mike McCullough and senior newcomer Bruce Lietzke were two strokes back at 6 under.

Lietzke, making his third senior start, had a hole-in-one and three birdies in a 66. He holed an 8-iron shot on the 149-yard, par-3 4th. McCullough shot a 72.

Wales Open

NEWPORT, Wales -- Scotland's Paul Lawrie and Ireland's Paul McGinley shot 1-under 71s on a course soaked by persistent rain to share the second-round lead in the Wales Open.

They were joined atop the leaderboard by Daren Lee of England, who birdied the 15th and 17th holes for a second successive 69. They had 6-under 138 totals on the Celtic Manor course.

Women's Compaq Open

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- After playing virtually faultless golf for two days, Karine Icher slipped to a 3-over 76 and saw her lead cut from six to three strokes in the Compaq Open.

The 22-year-old French rookie broke the course record with a 66 and shot 67 in the second round. Sweden's Sophie Gustafson (66) and Spain's Raquel Carriedo (73) were tied for second.