Haas moves up to take three-shot lead
BY Associated Press
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 7:16 AM
Bill Haas had no reason to think this round at Riviera was going to be anything special.
With an iron in his hand, he failed to make birdie on the par-5 opening hole, the easiest on the golf course. Solid iron shots led to a pair of birdies on the front nine, and with Riviera playing tough in warm, dry conditions on Saturday, he was part of a large group challenging for the lead.
Three holes changed everything.
Haas made a tough 30-footer for birdie on No. 9. He pitched in from 60 feet for eagle on the scary par-4 10th. And he hit a good bunker shot with little margin for error on the par-5 11th that set up a birdie.
Just like that, he was on his way to a 7-under 64 and a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Northern Trust Open.
Langer has 3-shot lead: Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 70 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Champions Tour's ACE Group Classic on Saturday.
Fichardt, Van Zyl lead Africa Open: South Africans Darren Fichardt and Jaco Van Zyl share the lead going into the final round of the Africa Open, two shots clear of their nearest pursuers at East London Golf Club.