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Simpson grabs two-shot lead

Webb Simpson produced an incredible late finish to his third round to snatch a two-shot lead at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

other Updated: Aug 22, 2011 01:22 IST
Reuters

Webb Simpson produced an incredible late finish to his third round to snatch a two-shot lead at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

The American collected four birdies and an eagle in his last six holes to shoot a 64 for a three round total of 15-under-par 195.

That left him with a two-stroke lead on overnight leader Tommy Gainey, who fired a 69 at the Sedgefield Country Club, on a day when play was halted for more than an hour because of severe weather conditions.

Sweden’s Carl Pettersson, the only non-American in the top five, was tied for third with John Mallinger, one ahead of Daniel Summerhays. https://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/22_08_11-metro16b.jpg

A group of five players, including South Africa's multiple major winners Retief Goosen and Ernie Els, were a shot back at 10-under.

bhullar ends t9

CELADNA: Gaganjeet Bhullar shot 74 to end tied ninth while Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied 16 in the Czech Open. Oliver Fisher won to capture his first European Tour title.

First Published: Aug 22, 2011 00:37 IST