Bo Van Pelt shot a 62 in the rain in Malaysia despite a double bogey on the final hole and shares the 54-hole lead with Robert Garrigus at the CIMB Classic.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — While Bo Van Pelt was flirting with a rare 59 in a third round that was close to impeccable until his last hole, Tiger Woods was getting increasingly frustrated with his mistakes at the CIMB Classic.
Van Pelt shot a 62 Saturday on the par-71 Mines Resort and Golf Club course despite a double bogey on the final hole.
Defending champion Van Pelt hit his approach shot into a bunker and needed three putts on the last hole.
Five players have gone under 60 at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event; the CIMB Classic doesn’t become a full-fledged PGA Tour event until next year.
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Van Pelt and fellow American Robert Garrigus (69) shared the lead at 16 under. Chris Kirk (63) was one stroke behind.
Meanwhile, 14-time major champion Tiger Woods (69) had three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine and was tied for 10th place at 11 under.
Woods said, “I was right there. I had plenty of easy holes to go, but I didn’t capitalize on that at all. I made a couple of bad decisions, bad swings on top of that. On a golf course that’s playing this benign, you just can’t afford to do that.”
Kyle Stanley (74) of Gig Harbor was tied for 43rd place at 213.
• Peter Hanson of Sweden shot a 2-under 70 to lead Rory McIlroy (69) of Northern Ireland by one stroke after three rounds of the inaugural BMW Masters, a European Tour event in Shanghai, China.
Hanson was at 16-under 200.
• Mark Calcavecchia shot a 3-under 69 despite back spasms to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the AT&T Championship, an event on the 50-and-older Champions Tour in San Antonio.
Calcavecchia was at 8-under 136 and Kenny Perry (70) was in second.
Kirk Triplett (69), a graduate of Pullman High School, was tied for 11th place at 1 under.
• James Hahn shot a 7-under 64 in the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship for a share of the third-round lead with Justin Hicks (67) at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. They were at 12-under 201.
Michael Putnam (67) of University Place was in fourth place at 9 under. Putnam is 30th on the Web.com Tour money list; the top 25 on the list after the final round earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.
Andres Gonzales (72) of Olympia was tied for 58th at 7 over; he is 12th on the earnings list.
• Inbee Park of South Korea shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen (66) of Norway after the third round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei.
Park was at 18-under 198.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Paige Mackenzie (70) of Yakima was tied for 22nd at 3 under. Jimin Kang (78), a graduate of King’s High School in Shoreline, was tied for 72nd at 13 over.