Seattle native Fred Couples shot a 6-under-par 64 Saturday and is one stroke behind leader Bernhard Langer heading into Sunday's final round of the Senior British Open in Turnberry, Scotland.
TURNBERRY, Scotland — Seattle native Fred Couples shot a 6-under-par 64 Saturday and is one stroke behind leader Bernhard Langer entering Sunday’s final round of the Senior British Open at Turnberry.
Couples, who had seven birdies in the third round, said, “It was a very, very good day. Once I got going, I didn’t miss many shots.
“I hit my irons solid and when I hit them close, I made the putt.”
Couples and Langer (66) will play in the final group of the major tournament for players 50 and older.
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“I just had a great round on what I consider to be one of the top courses in the world,” the 52-year-old Couples said.
German Langer, 54, was at 7-under 203. He won the 2010 Senior British Open at Carnoustie.
“It always means a lot to win major championships, win big tournaments, because you’re winning against the best players on tough golf courses,” Langer said. “This is a fantastic test of golf. There are a lot of guys still on the leaderboard with a chance, and I look forward to tomorrow, playing with Freddie.”
Australian Peter Fowler (65) was third at 5 under.
England’s Barry Lane (66) and Americans John Cook (66) and Gary Hallberg (73) were tied for fourth at 3 under.
Kirk Triplett (72), a graduate of Pullman High School, was tied for 31st place at 5 over.
Garrigus leads McGirt
in Canadian Open
ANCASTER, Ontario — Robert Garrigus surpassed the 54-hole scoring record at the Canadian Open that was first set in 1955 by the legendary Arnold Palmer.
On rain-softened greens that took the bite out of Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Garrigus had a 6-under 64 in the third round to lead by one stroke over William McGirt (66).
Garrigus was at 16-under 194, one shot better after 54 holes than Palmer and Dean Wilson (2010).
“Oops. Sorry, Arnie,” Garrigus said when told about the record.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (70) was tied for 43rd place at 3 under.
Kyle Stanley (71) of Gig Harbor was tied for 62nd at even par.
Lewis, Park share lead
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — American Stacy Lewis birdied the final hole for a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with South Korean Inbee Park after the third round of the Evian Masters.
Lewis and Park (70) were at 11-under 205 in the LPGA Tour event.