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Valley News – Golf roundup: Pair tops John Deere leaderboard

SILVIS, Ill. — Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry topped the John Deere Classic leaderboard on Saturday, with a half-dozen guys right behind them.

Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under-par 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197 at TPC Deere Run. Landry had a 67. He won the Valero Texas Open last year for his lone tour title.

“Some golf courses you can leaderboard-watch, but this is not one of them,” said Landry, with eight players within two shots of the lead. “You want to stay with your game plan.”

Bill Haas, the 2011 FedEx Cup champion, and Adam Schenk were a stroke back. Haas shot a 64, tying the best round of the day. Schenk had a 66.

Nick Watney also had a 64 to join 2016 winner Ryan Moore (65), Dylan Frattelli (65) and Vaughn Taylor (66) at 14 under. Chris Stroud (66), Lucas Glover (69) and Roger Sloan (67) were 13 under.

Second-round leader Jhonattan Vegas stumbled to a 76 and fell to 8 under.

Wiesberger up twoat Scottish Open

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland — Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65 on Saturday.

At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever 54-hole total at the European Tour event, and the lowest of his career.

Eric van Rooyen, of South Africa, shot 67 to drop out of a tie for the lead to second at 18 under at The Renaissance Club.

France’s Romain Langasque (65) and Italy’s Nino Bertasio (bogey-free 67) were two shots further back in a tie for third.

Former Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson and the English pair of Matt Wallace and Lee Slattery were part of a five-strong group on 15 under.

Three places are also up for grabs for the British Open this week at Royal Portrush, where Donaldson won his first European Tour title in the 2012 Irish Open.

Kim ahead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Sei Young Kim shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday in the LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson into the final round.

Kim had seven birdies and two bogeys to reach 16-under 197 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. The South Korean player won the LPGA Mdeiheal Championship in May in California for her eighth tour title.

Thompson eagled the par-5 18th for a 65. She won the ShopRite LPGA Classic last month in New Jersey for her 11th tour title.

U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 was third at 12 under after a 69.

Parel advances at Senior Players

AKRON, Ohio — Scott Parel took advantage of Retief Goosen’s problems on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major tournaments.

Seven strokes behind Goosen at the start of the day, Parel birdied two of the last three holes — holing a 30-footer on the par-4 18th — for 3-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Goosen at Firestone Country Club.

Goosen followed his opening rounds of 69 and 62 with a 75. The South African played the first four holes in 4 over, making a bogey on No. 1, a double bogey on No. 3 and another bogey on No. 4. He had two more bogeys in the back nine and made only one birdie in the round.





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