Three-way tie for the lead at Tampa; Miyazoto in control at LPGA tourney


PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship.

It gave him a share of the lead.

Streelman finished his 6-under 65 nearly three hours before the last group walked off the 18th green. Justin Leonard ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn and had the lead to himself before a bogey from the bunker on the 15th. He had a 67. George Coetzee bounced back from his lone bogey with a birdie on the rowdy 17th hole, where Hooters waitresses serve wings in the grandstands. That gave him a 68.

They were tied at 6-under 207, more evidence that the Copperhead course is perhaps the most complete test in Florida.

Miyazoto in control

at LPGA Founders Cup

PHOENIX — Ai Miyazato regained control in the LPGA Founders Cup, ending up with a bigger cushion than she expected after Stacy Lewis was penalized two strokes after the round.

Miyazato shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament-record 64. She had a four-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Jee Young Lee.

Lewis was penalized when it was ruled that caddie Travis Wilson tested the sand before Lewis played out of a bunker on the par-4 16th. That turned a 66 into a 68 and doubled her deficit.

Lee, the second-round leader, had a 72 in cooler conditions on the cactus-lined course.