Olson Moves Past Gore for Lead

By Sports NetworkJuly 9, 2005, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourBRIDGEPORT, W. Va. -- Dan Olsen shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take the outright lead through three rounds of the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Olsen completed 54 holes at 14-under-par 202 for a one-shot lead over Jason Gore and Kim Felton.
Former U.S. Amateur champion Bubba Dickerson fired a 67 of his own to finish alone in fourth place at 12-under-par 204. Chris Couch, who is already a two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour this season, was one shot further back at 11-under-par 205 along with Kevin Gessino-Kraft.
Olsen was part of a five-way tie for first to start the day at the Pete Dye Golf Club and played his second shot inside 6 feet for a birdie at the par-4 first. Olsen added back-to-back birdies from the fifth, but he found trouble with a bogey at the seventh.
The 38-year-old countered with a birdie at the par-5 eighth, but he struggled to another bogey at the ninth to make the turn at 11 under. Olsen came back at the par-4 10th and hit his approach to 7 feet for another birdie.
Olsen moved to 13 under with a birdie at the 12th, but dropped a shot with a bogey at the 13th. At the par-4 14th, Olsen hit his second shot to 6 feet and converted the birdie putt to get back to minus-13.
Olsen hit his third shot out of the rough to 7 feet at the par-5 15th and rolled in the birdie try. He kept on cruising with another birdie at the par-4 17th to move two shots clear of his closest competitors. Olsen gave that shot back with a bogey at the last, however, but remains the front-runner heading into Sunday.
'I felt pretty good,' said Olsen. 'This is nice to be in the lead and I wish I was leading by more. There's a lot of golf tomorrow, I'd rather be in the lead for sure.'
Gore became a fan favorite with his performance in the U.S. Open and he has continued to play well on the Nationwide Tour. Gore birdied two of his first four holes, but faltered to a bogey at the sixth.
The 31-year-old birdied the 11th and hit his second shot within 6 feet of the hole for a birdie at the par-4 12th. Gore added a birdie at the 15th to finish within one of Olsen.
'You just gotta take it for what it is and see what happens,' said Gore, who shot a 68.
Felton collected three birdies on the front nine and added a birdie at the par-4 12th to move to 10 under. He then caught fire with three straight birdies starting at the par-5 15th to join Gore in second place after a round of 65.
Nationwide Tour money leader Troy Matteson carded a 2-under 70 to share seventh place with Aaron Barber, Bubba Watson and Doug LaBelle II at 10-under-par 206. Tom Scherrer and Jim McGovern followed at 9-under-par 207.
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  • Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

    Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

    ''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

    They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

    ''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

    Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

    ''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

    Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

    Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

    Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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    Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

    Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

    Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

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    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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    Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

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    The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.