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Haas' lead at six in Schwab Cup

By wire services
Published October 30, 2005


SONOMA, Calif. - Jay Haas shot 9-under 63 Saturday to take a six-shot lead after the third round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Haas, starting a stroke back at 5 under, sprinted to 9 under after six holes and never looked back. He birdied Nos. 2-5, and finished at 14-under 202.

Haas will be going for his third win in four weeks in the Champions Tour's season-ending event.

Tom Kite, who was tied for 10th at 4 under after the second round, started with three birdies and finished tied for second with tour-leading money-winner Dana Quigley (68), Tom Watson (69), Loren Roberts and Lonnie Nielsen (70).

Nielsen and Roberts, tied for the second-round lead with Gil Morgan, were 2 under for the day. Morgan shot 71-209.

EUROPEAN PGA: Sergio Garcia shot 68 to share a four-shot lead with Friday co-leader Colin Montgomerie at 10-under 203 in the Volvo Masters at Sotogrande, Spain. Montgomerie, whose 1-under 70 left him in position to win his eighth European money title, double-bogeyed the par-5 17th after Garcia birdied the two preceding holes. The Scot had led by six strokes after 13 holes. Montgomerie dropped three shots in the last five holes with bogey on the 14th and 7 on the 17th. Garcia birdied three of the last four holes to pull even. U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell, the only player who can deny Montgomerie the Order of Merit title, shot 68-209.

LPGA: South Korean Jee Young Lee had an eight-shot lead, but made two double bogeys over the final five holes and wound up three strokes ahead entering the final round of the CJ Nine Bridges Classic in Jeju, South Korea. At 6-under 138, she was leading Mi Hyun Kim (71) and Women's British Open champion Jeong Jang (74). Paula Creamer of Bradenton shot 70-143. Annika Sorenstam struggled with her putting and was 6 over after her second straight 75. Aree Song of Bradenton shot 76-147.