Originally created 05/02/04

Golf capsules



STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Aree Song celebrated her 18th birthday by hanging on to the lead.

To earn a place in history, all the teenager has to do is hold off Annika Sorenstam and everyone else on a daunting leaderboard in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Song shot a 2-under 70 in the third round Saturday, giving herself a chance to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. Hall of Famer Marlene Hagge was 18 years, 14 days when she won the Sarasota Open in 1952.

Song had an 11-under 205 total for a one-stroke lead over Mi-Hyun Kim (69). Sorenstam (67), Kraft Nabisco winner Grace Park (71) and defending champion Se Ri Pak (68) were two strokes back along with Rachel Teske (68), Lorena Ochoa (68) and Becky Morgan (68).

Bruno's Memorial Classic

HOOVER, Ala. -- Bruce Fleisher shot a 4-under 68 to take a four-stroke lead over D.A. Weibring into the final round of the Bruno's Memorial Classic.

Fleisher, the runner-up last year, had a 12-under 132 total. Weibring shot his second straight 68. Hale Irwin (67), Tom Jenkins (66) and Jay Sigel (67) were five strokes back at 7 under.

Italian Open

MILAN, Italy -- Argentina's Angel Cabrera shot a 9-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead in the rain-delayed Italian Open.

The start was delayed by more than three hours after rain washed out play Friday. Seventy-six players were unable to complete the second round, and the tournament was reduced to 54 holes.

Cabrera was 14 under. Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell was second after his second straight 66.