Aiken's Kisner lurking a shot back

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McCORMICK, S.C. --- Luke Bakke shot 5-under-par 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Kevin Kisner and Casey Crain after three rounds of the Hooters Tour's Savannah Lakes Resort Classic.

Bakke, of Little Rock, Ark., is 14-under-par 202.

Kisner, an Aiken resident who led after two rounds, shot 70. Crain, of Carriere, Miss., shot 69.

Chris Erwin, of Brentwood, Tenn., is alone in fourth at 204 after shooting 70.

Martin Flores, of Mansfield, Texas, shot 66 to move into a tie for fifth with Jeff Burns, of San Antonio, at 205. Burns shot 70.

Former Augusta resident Jay Mundy also shot 70 and is tied for seventh at 206.

The final round is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. today, with the leaders going off at 9:09.

LPGA TOUR: In Aventura, Fla., Annika Sorenstam struggled with her putting yet shot 1-under-par 70 to take a one-shot lead over Paula Creamer after three rounds of the Stanford International Pro-Am.

Sorenstam, seeking her 71st LPGA Tour victory, has won five events in a row when she's taken a one-shot lead into the final round.

Creamer -- who hasn't finished higher than a tie for 21st in her previous three events -- had a flawless, four-birdie, no-bogey round of 67, capped by a birdie at the finishing hole.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Savannah, Ga., Tom Watson and Andy North combined for a better-ball 62 at The Club at Savannah Harbor for 23-under-par 121 and a four-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Brad Bryant and Lonnie Nielsen shot 60 for 125, tied for second with Jeff Sluman and Craig Stadler (63). Bernhard Langer and David Edwards (61) were at 126.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Glen Allen, Va., Bryan DeCorso and Matt Hansen each carded 6-under-par 66 in the third round of the Henrico County Open and charged to the top of a crowded leaderboard.

DeCorso and Hansen share the lead by two shots at The Dominion Club at 14-under-par 202.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Shanghai, China, Darren Clarke shot 5-under-par 67 in the third round to take a one-stroke lead in the Asian Open.

Clarke moved to 9-under-par 207 for a one-shot lead over second-round co-leader Robert-Jan Derksen (69). Robert Dinwiddie finished strongly to record the best round of the day, 6-under-par 66. Dinwiddie is two shots back.


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