Originally created 02/29/04

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Chrysler Classic of Tuscon

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Aaron Baddeley shot an 8-under 64 to tie Heath Slocum at 15-under 201 for the third-round lead at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

Baddeley, who began the round six strokes behind, carded eight birdies and no bogeys on a cool, gusty day. Slocum bogeyed the last hole and turned in a 70 the day after his 64 earned him a one-shot lead heading into the third round.

Mike Heinen had a 65 to stay within a shot. Carlos Franco, who shot 68, and Mark Hensby (69) made were also tied at 202. New Zealand PGA Championship

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Australian Peter Senior was the only player to beat par on a day of howling winds to take a share of the lead after the third round of the New Zealand PGA championship.

Senior shot a 3-under-par 69 to move up 37 spots into a first-place tie with American Bill Lunde, who had a 73.

Winds gusting more than 50 mph and lashing rain combined to produce high-scoring conditions Saturday. Of the 57 players who started the round under par, only 14 remained in red figures at the end. ANZ Ladies Masters

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Annika Sorenstam shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead through three rounds of the ANZ Ladies Masters.

Playing in her first tournament after taking a two-month break, Sorenstam hit approach shots on four of the front-nine holes to within 8 feet. She has a three-round total of 12-under 204, with her only bogey Saturday coming on 18.

Second-round leader Karen Stupples of England stayed close with a 70 that left her in second place at 11-under 205. Anne-Marie Knight of Australia shot a 69 and was third at 10 under.