PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Jimmy Walker had a hot hand in the cold wind Saturday and built a six-shot lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Walker made his first bogey of the tournament, and that hardly slowed him. He countered with five birdies in 30 mph gusts at Monterey Peninsula for a 4-under 67.
He was at 13-under 202.
Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand had a 69 and Hunter Mahan had a 72, both at Monterey Peninsula. They were at 7-under 208.
Jordan Spieth, tied with Walker going into the third round, and had to face Pebble Beach, a brute in this wind. He was at 5 over through 15 holes when play was halted.
EUROPEAN: In Johannesburg, Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved into a tie for the lead at 17 under at the Joburg Open.
Aiken carded a 9-under 63 on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, while Walters shot an 8-under 64, to open a two-shot lead on the chasers.
The Johannesburg-born pair finished a shot clear of South Korea’s Jin Jeong (66) heading to the final round of the European Tour event.
CHAMPIONS: In Boca Raton, Fla., Michael Allen birdied four of his last eight holes for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead over Scott Dunlap and Chien Soon Lu after the second round of the Allianz Championship at Broken Sound.
Lu shot his second straight 65, and Dunlap followed his opening 63 with a 67.
EUROPEAN LADIES: In Gold Coast, Australia, American Cheyenne Woods will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Ladies’ Masters after shooting a 2-under 71 to stay on track for her first pro victory.
The 23-year-old niece of Tiger Woods had a three-round total of 12-under 207 at the Royal Pines Resort.
Stacey Lee Bregman of South Africa, who shared the lead with Woods at the start of the round, had a 72 to hold second place, a stroke ahead of 17-year-old Minjee Lee, the Australian amateur champion, who shot a 69.