Australian rookie Brendan Jones shot a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y.
Jones, whose best PGA Tour finish this year was a tie for 14th at the Zurich Classic, finished at 19-under 197, one shot off the tournament record for 54 holes set in 1982 by Calvin Peete and matched two years ago by Steve Lowery.
One shot back were Ryan Palmer (67), Jason Bohn (66), and Arjun Atwal (65), who had a chance to tie Jones but missed a 4-foot birdie putt at 18.
John Rollins, David Hearn, and J.P. Hayes began the day tied and finished the same way as each carded 64s to finish at 199. They were even with second-round leader David Edwards (70) and Matt Hendrix (69), who each rallied on the back side after faltering early.
LPGA -- Janice Moodie patiently worked her way through tricky wind conditions and topped the Canadian Women's Open field for the third straight round, shooting a par 72 for a 9-under 207 total and a one-stroke lead over Angela Stanford at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Stanford birdied the final hole for a 70, and Dorothy Delasin shot a 69 -- matching the best round of the day -- to join Il Mi Chung (72) at 7 under.
Public Links -- Clay Ogden, who beat Michelle Wie in the quarterfinals of the men's championship, won the title with a 1-up victory over Martin Ureta in Lebanon, Ohio.
Ogden, a junior at Brigham Young, earned the invitation to next April's Masters that had been coveted by the 15-year-old Wie, who was trying to become the first female in the tournament.