Webb Simpson shot a 1-under-par 69 yesterday and is tied for third heading into the final round of the McGladrey Classic at St. Simon Island, Ga.
Simpson and world No. 1 Luke Donald are vying for the PGA Tour money title and both have said they will play this week at Disney, the tour’s final event. Simpson trails Donald by $68,971, but could move into the top spot with a strong round today. Donald also leads the European Tour money list.
Simpson is looking for a tour-leading third win this year, which could make him the favorite for PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Michael Thompson had three early birdies and finished with a 67 to move into the lead at Sea Island, one shot better than second-round leader Billy Horschel. Thompson had one of three bogey-free rounds on the day and is at 13-under 197.
Trevor Immelman, who has only two top-10 finishes on Tour since winning the 2008 Masters, matched the Seaside Course record with a 62 and is tied with Simpson at 11 under.
Louis Oosthuizen (69), the 2010 British Open champion, Jeff Overton (66), Kris Blanks (66), and Nick O’Hern (69) are tied at 9 under.
Horschel (70) led by as many as three shots and had a one-shot margin when he hit his tee shot at the par-4 16th hole into a lateral hazard. He eventually posted a double bogey.
LPGA - Na Yeon Choi took a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang in the LPGA Malaysia, finishing off a 4-under 67 in fading light after a long rain delay.
Choi birdied the par-3 15th and par-4 16th and closed with two pars to reach 12 under at Kuala Lumpur. Lang, tied for the second-round lead with Stacy Lewis, birdied four of the last six holes - the last on the par-4 18th at dusk - for a 69.
Azahara Munuz was 10 under after a 68.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng, a six-time LPGA Tour winner this season, had a 69 to match Lewis (72) and Se Ri Pak (65) at 8 under. Suzann Pettersen was 7 under after a 69, and Paula Creamer (69) and Michelle Wie (71) were another stroke back.
European - Rafael Cabrera-Bello shot an 8-under 64, giving him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Portugal Masters.
Martin Kaymer, the tournament’s highest-ranked player at No. 6, was seven shots back.
Champions - Fred Couples birdied six of the first seven holes and finished with a course-record 10-under 62 to take a seven-stroke lead in the AT&T Championship at San Antonio.
Couples had 12 birdies - six in a back-nine 30 - and a double bogey to reach 17 under. Mark Calcavecchia was second after a bogey-free 66. He made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th.
Nationwide - Jason Kokrak, who leads the Nationwide Tour in driving distance, shot 2-under 69 to take a three-shot lead in the Miccosukee Classic at Miami. Rob Oppenheim of Andover shot 68 and is eight shots back.