- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kenny Perry and Tom Pernice Jr. shared the lead Saturday in the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, taking advantage of Jay Haas’ third-round collapse.

Perry shot a 2-under 68, and Pernice had a 70 to finish at 8-under 202 on Desert Mountain’s Cochise Course.

The 60-year-old Haas, four strokes ahead after opening with rounds of 66 and 62 to break the tour record for consecutive rounds of par or better at 38, had a 75 to fall a shot behind. He had a double bogey, six bogeys and three birdies.

Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie were tied for fourth at 6 under. Couples followed his second-round 64 with a 69, and Montgomerie had a 66.

Bernhard Langer was tied for 10th at 4 under after a 70. Langer won the Charles Schwab Cup points title last week, has a tour-high five victories - two of them majors - and also has wrapped up the season money title with $2,916,189.


TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions in the LPGA Taiwan Championship to increase her lead to four strokes.

Playing her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis on Monday, the South Korean newlywed had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys at Miramar in wind gusting to about 30 mph. In calm conditions the first two days, she shot 64-62 to take a three-stroke lead.

Park had a 21-under 195 total. She won the LPGA Championship in August for her second victory of the year and fifth major title. Last year, she swept the first three majors and won six times.

The second-ranked Lewis was tied for second with China’s Shanshan Feng.

Lewis birdied four of the last five holes for a bogey-free 64, the best round of the day. Feng had a 70.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Defending champion Ryan Moore and Kevin Na shot 5-under 67 to share the lead in the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Moore and Na were at 12-under 204 in the event sanctioned by the PGA Tour and Asian Tour,

Sergio Garcia and was second-round leader Billy Hurley III were a stroke back. Garcia had a 68, and Hurley shot 71 in the round delayed 2 1/2 hours because of rain.


SHANGHAI (AP) - France’s Alexander Levy of France opened with three straight birdies and kept firing at flags until he had a 9-under 63 and a four-shot lead over Wales Jamie Donaldson in the BMW Masters.

Donaldson holed out for eagle on the tough 16th hole on his way to a 62 and he barely made up any ground.

Levy was at 22-under 194 at Lake Malaren as he goes after his third title of the year on the European Tour. He already is the first Frenchman with multiple wins in one season. The BMW Masters is the first of four tournaments in “The Finals Series” that wrap up the European Tour season.



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