- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Justin Rose made an early surge Saturday at the Memorial, when it seemed as though everyone except Tiger Woods was making a move. Rose kept right on going until he posted a 6-under 66 and emerged with a three-shot lead.

Five years after he first had that handshake with Jack Nicklaus after winning his tournament, Rose put himself in great position by missing only one green - just barely - on the back nine and creating a little comfort going into the final round.

He was at 15-under 201, three clear of Francesco Molinari and David Lingmerth.

Woods was in a peculiar position after the worst score of his pro career.

When he tapped in for quadruple-bogey 8 on the final hole at Muirfield Village, he had an 85 and was in last place. For the first time, he will tee off as a single. Woods did not speak to reporters after the round. The round didn’t feature the kind of shockingly bad chips he had in Phoenix when he shot 82. It was mediocre golf when he wasn’t making bogeys and double bogeys.

Molinari had four birdies on the front nine until he cooled and shot 69. Lingmerth opened with a birdie to expand his one-shot lead at the start of the round, followed two bogeys with an eagle and then stalled. He shot 72. Jim Furyk, another past champion, had a 70 and was four shots behind.

MANULIFE LPGA CLASSIC

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) - Suzann Pettersen took a one-stroke lead in the Manulife LPGA Classic, making an eagle and four birdies on the first 11 holes and closing with seven pars for a 6-under 66.

Pettersen had a 19-under 197 total at Whistle Bear Golf Club. Bothered by a shoulder injury this season, the 34-year-old Norwegian player won the last of her 14 LPGA Tour titles in 2013.

Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe was second after a 67. Cristie Kerr was third at 17 under, also after a 67. She won the Kia Classic in California in March for her 17th LPGA Tour title.

Second-ranked Inbee Park, the winner last year at Grey Silo in Waterloo, had a 70 to reach 9 under. Top-ranked Lydia Ko also was tied for 32nd at 9 under after a 68.

PRINCIPAL CHARITY CLASSIC

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mark Calcavecchia made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke in the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic.

Calcavecchia had a 9-under 135 total at Wakonda Club. The 54-year-old Calcavecchia has two victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1989 British Open.

On Thanksgiving, Calcavecchia stumbled at his brother-in-law’s house and his right hand went through two panes of glass, slashing a tendon and leaving a finger dangling. He had surgery in early December and couldn’t swing a club for three months.

Joe Durant was second after a 68. Paul Goydos, Brian Henninger and Michael Allen were tied for third at 7 under, all shooting 70.

NORDEA MASTERS

MALMO, Sweden (AP) - Sweden’s Alex Noren shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-shot lead in the Nordea Masters, and local favorite Henrik Stenson had a 68 to pull within five strokes.

Noren, the 2011 winner at Bro Hof Slott, had an 11-under 205 total on PGA Sweden National’s Lakes Course. Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer was second after a 70.

The fourth-rankled Stenson was tied for sixth. Local amateur Marcus Kinhult, tied for the second-round lead, had a 77 to drop into a tie for 14th at 4 under.

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