Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.
A day after shooting a course-record 60, the lowest score ever by an amateur on the PGA Tour, the UCLA star had a 72 on Saturday, and found himself five strokes behind leader Fredrik Jacobson. The Swede had a 7-under 63 on Saturday, his third consecutive bogey-free round.
Jacobson closed with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to cap his third straight bogey-free round. The Swede opened with rounds of 65 and 66 and the 63 left him at 16 under at TPC River Highlands.
Bryce Moulder, who also opened with rounds of 65 and 66, shot a 64, and sits a stroke behind Jacobson.
LPGA -- Yani Tseng made the mistake of grabbing the trophy before the end of a major tournament once already this year -- and lost.
With a five-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y., the top-ranked Tseng doesn’t intend to make the same mistake again.
“When I see a trophy, I just figure I want to grab it,” Tseng said, recalling how she might have jinxed herself at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April. That’s when she grabbed the trophy as she stepped to the first tee before squandering a two-shot lead in finishing second to Stacy Lewis.
“It just did not work out at Kraft, so I better not touch it this time,” Tseng said, smiling. “That’s how I learn.”
The way she’s playing, Tseng has reason to be patient in a bid to win her fourth career major, and eighth tournament. She essentially ran away from the field with a 5-under 67 that has her at 13-under 203 at Locust Hill Country Club outside Rochester.
Americans Morgan Pressel (70) and Cindy LaCrosse (69) were tied for second.
EUROPEAN PGA -- Mark Foster shot a 6-under 66 to lead Sergio Garcia and four others by two strokes at the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany.
CHAMPIONS TOUR -- Mark Wiebe shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y., taking a two-shot lead over John Huston in a bid for his second straight Champions Tour victory.
Wiebe was at 11-under 133 at En-Joie Golf Club two weeks after winning at Rock Barn. Huston shot a 70 after starting the day tied with Wiebe at 7 under. Jay Don Blake was another shot back after a 68.
FLORIDA STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP -- Ryan Abbate of Fort Lauderdale took over the lead after shooting a 73 on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.
Abbate is ahead of second-round leader Ben Vertz of Coral Springs by one shot heading into today’s final round at the Blue Monster.
Among local golfers, IMG alum Nicholas Mullhaupt shot a 70 to shoot up the leaderboard. He trails Abbate by six shots. Lakewood Ranch rising sophomore Ramsey Touchberry fired a 76 and trails by eight. Cardinal Mooney alum Chris Kennedy, who led after the first round, stands 13 shots back after a 78.