Blixt shares lead at Shriners
LAS VEGAS - Jonas Blixt birdied six of the last seven holes Saturday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Ryan Moore and Brendon de Jonge in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Moore had a bogey-free 65, and de Jonge birdied four of the last five for a 66 to match Blixt at 19-under 194 in the Fall Series opener at TPC Summerlin.
Moore, a former UNLV player who lives in Las Vegas, won the 2009 Wyndham Championship for his lone PGA Tour title. Blixt, from Sweden, and de Jonge, from Zimbabwe, are winless on the tour.
Jimmy Walker and Tim Herron were five strokes back. Walker had a 66, and Herron shot 68.
John Daly, tied for sixth at 10 under after a season-best 63 on Friday, had a 15-over 86 to drop to last among the 72 players who made the cut. He had a quadruple bogey, a triple bogey, two double bogeys, six bogeys and two birdies in his worst round of the season.
SAS: At Cary, N.C., Steve Pate and Fred Funk shot 3-under 69 to share the second-round lead at 8 under in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship.
Funk, the Insperity Championship winner in May for his seventh victory on the 50-and-over tour, birdied four of the last seven holes. He’s eighth in the Schwab Cup standings, 1,130 points behind leader Tom Lehman.
Pate is winless on the Champions Tour after winning six times on the PGA Tour.
Jay Don Blake and Andrew Magee were a stroke back. They shot 70.
Sixty-five-year-old Larry Nelson had a 66 to match Mark McNulty, Mark O’Meara and Mark Wiebe at 6 under. McNulty had a 68, and O’Meara and Wiebe shot 69.
First-round leader Russ Cochran followed his opening 66 with a 73 to finish at 5 under.
DLC: At St. Andrews, Scotland, Branden Grace shot a 3-under 69 at Carnoustie to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Dunhill Links Championship.
The South African, a three-time winner this year on the European Tour, was 20 under overall. He opened with a 60 at Kingsbarns, and had a 67 on Friday on the Old Course at St. Andrews - the site of the final round.
Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen was second after a 68 at Kingsbarns.