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Sunday, July 14, 2019 1:00 am

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John Deere leaderboard crowded

Associated Press

SILVIS, Illinois – Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry topped the John Deere Classic leaderboard Saturday, with a half-dozen guys right behind them.

Winless on the PGA Tour, Tringale shot a 6-under 65 to match Landy at 16-under 197 at TPC Deere Run. Landry had a 67. He won the Valero Texas Open last year for his lone tour title.

“Some golf courses you can leaderboard watch, but this is not one of them,” said Landry, with eight players within two shots of the lead. “You want to stay with your game plan.”

Bill Haas, the 2011 FedEx Cup champion, and Adam Schenk were a stroke back. Haas shot a 64, tying the best round of the day. Schenk had a 66.

Nick Watney also had a 64 to join 2016 winner Ryan Moore (65), Dylan Frattelli (65) and Vaughn Taylor (66) at 14 under. Chris Stroud (66), Lucas Glover (69) and Roger Sloan (67) were 13 under.

Second-round leader Jhonattan Vegas stumbled to a 76 and fell to 8 under.

Tringale bogeyed the first hole, but that only motivated him to post his lowest score of the tournament.

LPGA: In Sylvania, Ohio, Sei Young Kim shot a 5-under 66 in the Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson into the final round.

Kim had seven birdies and two bogeys in gusty conditions to reach 16-under 197 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

“It was a little tough to judge the distance,” Kim said. “Wind very gusty, on and off.”

“Tomorrow, I play with Lexi Thompson, one of my favorite players,” Kim said. “I'm very exciting play with her. ... I'm very confident right now. Play same as last three days.” 

CHAMPIONS: In Akron, Ohio, Scott Parel took advantage of Retief Goosen's problems to take the third-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the PGA Tour Champions' five major tournaments.

Seven strokes behind Goosen at the start of the day, Parel birdied two of the last three holes – holing a 30-footer on the par-4 18th – for 3-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Goosen at Firestone Country Club.

Goosen followed his opening rounds of 69 and 62 with a 75.

EUROPEAN: In North Berwick, Scotland, Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65.

At 20 under after the first three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever 54-hole total at the European Tour event, and the lowest of his career.

Eric van Rooyen of South Africa shot 67 to drop out of a tie for the lead to second at 18 under at The Renaissance Club.


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