Perry-O’Hair tandem leads Templeton
NAPLES, Fla. — Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair took a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, birdieing the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under 61.
Perry and O’Hair were 19 under overall, two strokes ahead of first-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker at Tiburon Golf Club. Love and Snedeker had a 65.
Jason Dufner and Vijay Singh, Stewart Cink and Carl Pettersson, and Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini were tied for third at 15 under in the round delayed by heavy rain and wind for 1 hour, 50 minutes.
Defending champions Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele shot a 64 to get to 13 under.
The 12 two-man teams will play a scramble today. The winners will split $750,000.
Feng wins Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — China’s Shanshan Feng won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes, closing with a 3-under 69 for her second Ladies European Tour title.
The sixth-ranked Feng finished at 21-under 267 at Emirates Golf Club. She won the LPGA Championship in June for her first major title.
Michelle Wie shot a 69 to tie for 19th at 6 under.
by 3 in Australia
SYDNEY — Australian John Senden took a three-stroke lead in the Australian Open, making an eagle and two birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine en route to a 2-under 70.
Senden, the 2006 champion, had a three-round total of 7-under 209 in tough, windy conditions at The Lakes.
Englishman Justin Rose was second after a 70.
lead at Thailand
CHON BURI, Thailand — South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel shot a 4-under 68 to extend his lead to five strokes after the third round of the Asian Tour’s Thailand Golf Championship.
Schwartzel had an 18-under 198 total at Amata Spring. Sweden’s Daniel Chopra was second after a 69. Masters champion Bubba Watson was tied for seventh at 7 under after a 71.
Clark, Madsen lead
after first at Mandela
DURBAN, South Africa — South Africa’s Tim Clark and Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen shot 5-under 60 to share the first-round lead in the rain-delayed Nelson Mandela Championship.
Because of the wet conditions the Royal Durban course was cut from a par of 70 to 65. The tournament, the European Tour’s season-opening event, has been reduced to 36 holes.