Brittany Lincicome and Juli Inkster spoiled a possible Michelle Wie-Annika Sorenstam final in the
The long-hitting Lincicome knocked out Wie, 4 and 3, in the quarterfinals yesterday, and the 46-year-old Inkster beat Sorenstam, 1 up, with a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole -- moments after Sorenstam missed a 6-footer.
The 16-year-old Wie, winless in 30 starts on the LPGA Tour, beat Se Ri Pak, 2 and 1, in their morning third-round match, then fell behind early against the 20-year-old Lincicome.
The top-seeded Sorenstam was 3 up after eight holes and 2 up after 11 before Inkster fought her way back.
Inkster will face fifth-seeded Paula Creamer in the semifinals this morning. Creamer beat Karrie Webb, 3 and 2.
Lincicome will meet No. 3 Lorena Ochoa, a 3-and-2 winner over Sophie Gustafson.
USGA/Champions -- Loren Roberts broke the record for the lowest 18-hole score in a USGA championship with an 8-under-par 62 in the third round of the US Senior Open at Hutchinson, Kan., getting within striking distance of leader Tom Watson.
The 51-year-old Roberts had eight birdies and no bogeys on the narrow Prairie Dunes layout. He broke the record by one stroke, which had been shared by seven players, including Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Vijay Singh.
Watson, a Kansas City native, shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Morris Hatalsky, Bob Gilder, Mark James and defending champion Allen Doyle.
Hoping to avoid afternoon thunderstorms, the USGA moved starting times up to 9 a.m. for today's final round and Channel 7's coverage, beginning at 3 p.m., will be on tape delay.
PGA -- Tiger Woods vaulted into contention while Vijay Singh grabbed the lead at the Western Open at Lemont, Ill. Phil Mickelson, meanwhile, dropped out of the picture with a 75 and is 3 over for the tournament.
Singh is at 11-under 202 for the tournament -- two strokes ahead of Carl Pettersson, Mathew Goggin, Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, and Joe Ogilvie.
Woods is tied with defending champion Jim Furyk and Scott Gutschewski at 8 under, three shots behind Singh, after a 66 on the par-71 Cog Hill course.
European -- Jose Manuel Lara shot a 5-under 67 to take over the lead of the European Open from Bradley Dredge after three rounds at the K Club in Straffan, Ireland, site of this year's Ryder Cup.