Sunday, August 31, 2003

Shootout looms in Tradition

The Associated Press

ALOHA, Ore. - Jim Ahern birdied three of the final four holes for a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition, the final major this season on the Champions Tour.

Ahern was at 14-under-par 202 after 54 holes heading into today's final round.

Second-round leader Tom Watson faltered with four bogeys to finish a stroke back at 13 under with a 1-over 73. Tom Kite and Morris Hatalsky each shot 5-under 67s to join Watson at 13-under.

Hale Irwin, the all-time winningest senior with 37 tour victories, shot a 2-under 70 despite trouble with back spasms and was alone at 12-under par.

DEUTSCHE BANK: Australian Adam Scott, 23, played his final 10 holes in 8-under par at the TPC of Boston, topping it with a 15-foot birdie putt for a 9-under 62 and a two-stroke lead over Vijay Singh after 36 holes.

LPGA STATE FARM: After leading by four strokes through two rounds, Candie Kung built her lead to five before stumbling. She finished the day with a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke lead over Laura Davies, a 20-time tour winner, at Springfield, Ill.

BMW OPEN: Robert Karlsson shot a 1-under-par 71 in the rain and wind, giving him a two-stroke lead after three rounds at Nord-Eichenried, Germany.

Karlsson was at 16-under 200, but 16 players were within five strokes of the Swede, who won this tournament in 1997.

Defending champion Thomas Bjorn shot a 70 that left him at 204. Ernie Els, Europe's leading money winner, had a triple bogey on the 15th and faded with a 74 for 213.

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