- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 17, 2008

From combined dispatches

SUNRIVER, Ore. | Fred Funk moved into position for his first major victory on the Champions Tour, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas after the third round of the Tradition.

The 52-year-old Funk, the winner of the season-opening MasterCard Championship in Hawaii, had a 16-under 200 total on the Crosswater Club course.

Haas, the Senior PGA Championship winner in May, shot a 66. Tim Simpson (69) was 13 under, and Tom Watson (68), Joe Ozaki (64), Scott Hoch (66) and Mike Goodes (69) were another stroke back. Scott Simpson (67) and Bernhard Langer (72) were 10 under.

Funk, an eight-time champion on the PGA Tour and three-time winner on the 50-and-over tour, had four birdies in a front-nine 32 and came home in 33 with birdies on three of the last four holes.



Pettersson keeps lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. | Carl Pettersson topped the Sedgefield Country Club leader board for the second straight day, following his tournament-record 61 with a 66 to take a two-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship.

A local fan favorite who went to high school in Greensboro and is on the tournament’s board of directors, Pettersson had a 19-under 191 total.

Tseng surges ahead

OTTAWA | Yani Tseng finished off a course-record 8-under 64 in the rain-delayed second round, then shot a 68 in the third to take a four-stroke lead in the Canadian Women’s Open.

Tseng, the 19-year-old Taiwanese star who won the LPGA Championship in early June and finished second two weeks ago in the Women’s British Open, had a 14-under 202 total at Ottawa Hunt.

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