Created: 03/28/2015 11:52 PM WNYT.com
By: By The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.
Walker, who lives 35 minutes away from TPC San Antonio, won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and is looking for his fifth title in two tour seasons.
The former Baylor player had a 9-under 207 total after opening with rounds of 71 and 67.
Spieth shot a 71. The 21-year-old Dallas player, coming off a playoff victory two weeks ago at Innisbrook, had a double bogey, two bogeys and two birdies on the final six holes.
FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel birdied the final three holes for a 69 to get to 3 under.
Phil Mickelson was even par after a 74.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped two late strokes and ended up four shots behind.
Lee shot a 6-under 66 to reach 16-under 200 at Aviara, leaving her a stroke ahead of former UCLA player Alison Lee in the final event before the first major of the season next week at Rancho Mirage.
The 17-year-old Ko shot a 67 to move within two rounds of matching Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour record for consecutive rounds under par of 29 set in 2004. Ko pushed her worldwide streak to 30.
Mirim Lee had five birdies and a 6-foot par save on the par-4 18th in a back-nine 31. The 24-year-old South Korean player won LPGA Tour events last year in Michigan and China.
The 20-year-old Alison Lee had her second straight 66.
Ko eagled the par-4 seventh and birdied Nos. 8, 11, 13 and 14 to take the lead at 14 under, but hit into the water and made a bogey on the drivable par-4 16th and lost another stroke on 18.
MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC
SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland birdied three of the final six holes for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
Sutherland, the one-time PGA Tour winner who shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history last year in Endicott, New York, chipped in for birdie from behind the 12th green and birdied Nos. 15 and 16.
He had a 9-under 135 total at Fallen Oak for a two-stroke lead over 2011 winner Tom Lehman.
Lehman had a bogey-free 66. He made a 50-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole.
Tom Pernice Jr. and David Frost were 6 under. Pernice had a 69, and Frost shot 70.
TROPHEE HASSAN II
AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — France's Romain Wattel shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the third-round lead with Scots Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur in the Trophee Hassan II.
McArthur also had a 67, and Ramsay shot 71 to match Wattel at 7-under 209 at Golf du Palais Royal.
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