Mallinger seeks first win at Frys.com
BY Associated Press
Sunday, October 14, 2012
10/14/12 at 6:25 AM
John Mallinger remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday in the Frys.com Open to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.
The 33-year-old Mallinger had a 15-under 198 total at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., after opening with a 66 and matching the course record with a 62 on Friday. He has finished second twice in his seven-year career on the tour, losing in a playoff to Tulsa-area resident Bo Van Pelt in Milwaukee in 2009.
Sweden's Jonas Blixt was second after a 66, and former Oklahoma State star Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak were another stroke back at 12 under. Howell had a 66, and Kokrak shot 67.
Choi protects lead at LPGA Malaysia: In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defending champion Na Yeon Choi maintained a two-shot lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 3-under 68 on Saturday in the rain-interrupted third round.
The South Korean had a 13-under 200 total after opening with rounds of 65 and 67 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
"Actually, honestly, I don't like leading, that feeling. I like chasing better," Choi said. "But like today, I think I played too much safely. So tomorrow, I'm not going to think about my score."
Fred Funk leads Champions event: In Conover, N.C., Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic, shooting his second straight bogey-free 6-under 66.
Funk, 56, has gone 42 holes without a bogey.
Wiesberger leads Portugal Masters: In Vilamoura, Portugal, Bernd Wiesberger carded a flawless 6-under 65 and leads the Portugal Masters by one shot heading into the final round.
Wiesberger made six birdies in the third round. England's Ross Fisher had a 2-under 69 and is right behind the Austrian.
Original Print Headline: Mallinger holds on to lead at Frys.com