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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Bo Van Pelt missed a chance for a 59 on Saturday when he closed with a double bogey in the third round of the CIMB Classic.
Van Pelt, the defending champion in the unofficial PGA Tour event, birdied four of the first six holes, then birdied five in a row from the eighth on the par-71 Mines Resort course. He had two more birdies to reach 11 under in the round and only needed one more to break 60.
However, he hit his approach on the par-4 18th into the greenside bunker and needed a chip and two putts to finish. He ended up with a 9-under 62 for a share of the third-round lead with Robert Garrigus at 16 under.
Garrigus had 69. Chris Kirk shot a 63 to move to 15 under.
Tiger Woods birdied five of the first eight holes, but had three bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine and finished at 69. He was 11 under.
SHANGHAI (AP) _ Sweden’s Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy after the third round of the European Tour’s BMW Masters.
Hanson, the KLM Open winner last month, had a 15-under 200 total at Lake Malaren.
The top-ranked McIlroy, the winner last year when the event was an unofficial tournament, had a 69.
South Africa’s George Coetzee was third at 13 under after a 66.
LPGA TAIWAN CHAMPIONSHIP
YANG MEI, Taiwan (AP) _ South Korea’s Inbee Park shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Park had two eagles and five birdies to reach 18-under 198 at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club. The tour money leader won the won the LPGA Malaysia two weeks ago for her second victory of the year.
Norway’s Suzann Pettersen was second after a 66. She won last week in South Korea.
Local favorite Yani Tseng was 14 under after a 66. The top-ranked Tseng won the event last year.
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