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Goydos surges, takes lead

CROMWELL, Conn. - Paul Goydos birdied five holes on the back nine Saturday and held a one-stroke lead over Kenny Perry after the third round of the Travelers Championship. Goydos' 28-foot putt from off the green on the 16th highlighted a third-round 63, tying Hunter Mahan for the best round of the day. Perry, who led after each of the first two rounds, had a seemingly comfortable three-stroke lead after birdies on 10, 11 and 12. But he dropped a stroke on the 14th and Goydos took advantage, making four straight birdies starting on the par-5 13th. After a rain delay of just over an hour, both golfers parred in. Perry missed a 5-foot birdie try on 18 that would have given him a share of the lead minutes after Goydos misread the break on a 10-footer.
LPGA: Jiyai Shin shot a 5-under 67 to extend her lead to four strokes at the Wegmans LPGA. The South Korean star, seeking her fifth tour win in 11 months, moved to 16-under 200 after three rounds at the tree-lined Locust Hill course in suburban Rochester, N.Y. Morgan Pressel shot 70 and was in second place, four strokes back. That was one better than rookie Stacy Lewis. Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, missed the cut in her professional golf debut. Woods and 70 other players completed their second rounds Saturday morning after play was interrupted by thunderstorms Friday. CHAMPIONS: Fred Funk shot a 7-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y. Funk began the day with a two-shot lead after an opening 64 and moved to a 36-hole total at 129. Ronnie Black and defending champion Eduardo Romero each had 9-under 63s for the best rounds of the day. They were tied for second with Lonnie Nielsen (66). PGA EUROPEAN: Retief Goosen shot a 5-under 67 to lead by two strokes after the third round of the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany. The two-time U.S. Open champion totaled 17-under 199 at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Bernhard Langer (65) was second. Scores, Page 9
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