Golf: Perry shoots 64, trails by 2 shots

2013-07-14T00:00:00Z Golf: Perry shoots 64, trails by 2 shotsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

OMAHA, Neb. - Kenny Perry went for broke, and now he is back in contention for a second straight win in a senior major.

Perry shot a 6-under-par 64 at the Omaha Country Club on Saturday and, along with Fred Funk, will go into the final round of the U.S. Senior Open two shots behind leader Michael Allen.

Perry, who was 10 shots off the lead after a 73 on Friday, figured he would need to halve the deficit to have a chance Sunday. He posted nines of 32-32 and got some help from Allen, who went from 63 on Friday to 72 on Saturday and was at 8-under 202.

"I was in that rocking-chair seat," Perry said. "I was in a very aggressive mode, where if I go out and play great today, I've got a chance to move my way up the leaderboard. Or if I don't play any good, it's OK, too."

It looked as if Funk, the 2009 champion, might fade after taking a double-bogey on No. 10. But he birdied the last two holes for a 67, rolling in a 35-foot putt on the 18th. Suddenly, he was right back in the tournament, too.

"To make that putt on 18 was a bonus," Funk said. "Having that good finish was great. At least it kept me in the game."

PGA Tour

SILVIS, Ill. - Daniel Summerhays shot a 9-under 62 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead following third-round play at the John Deere Classic.

Summerhays, whose previous best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for fourth, will enter today's final round at 19-under 194 and in position for his first career win.

Summerhays notched 10 birdies while matching the lowest third-round score in tournament history.

Canadian David Hearn (64) was second at 17 under. Defending champion Zach Johnson held a share of the lead after each of the first two rounds, but was alone in third after shooting a 67.

LPGA Tour

WATERLOO, Ontario - South Korea's Hee Young Park shot a career-best 61 on Saturday to move into the lead after the third round at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

Park was 10 under for the round and 20-under 193 overall, one stroke better than American Angela Stanford and two shots ahead of Scotland's Catriona Matthew.

Scottish Open

INVERNESS, Scotland - Henrik Stenson held off Phil Mickelson at the Scottish Open by shooting a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.

Mickelson was in a group of four players in a tie for second.

AP

07/13/13 11:42

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