Three golfers tied at -19 at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Las Vegas • Jonas Blixt, Brendon de Jonge and Ryan Moore left everyone else behind Saturday in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Blixt birdied six of the last seven holes for a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Moore and de Jonge five strokes ahead of their closest rivals in the Fall Series opener at TPC Summerlin.
Moore had a bogey-free 65, and de Jonge birdied four of the last five for a 66 to match Blixt at 19 under.
"Today was just a good solid day," Moore said. "I didn't do anything amazing, but at the same time, I just did what I've been doing this whole week, just put it in play, gave myself a bunch of wedges, 9-irons into greens, and was able to convert a bunch of my reasonable birdie chances."
Former BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays, shot a 1-over 72 after shooting an 8-under 63 on Friday.
Moore, a former UNLV player who lives in Las Vegas, won the 2009 Wyndham Championship for his lone PGA Tour title. Blixt, from Sweden, and de Jonge, from Zimbabwe, are winless on the tour. The three leaders played in the same group.
"It was great today," Blixt said. "They're both great guys, was very relaxed out there, and I just had a good time. Then they ran away a little bit, and then I got lucky, I got hot in the end and made some putts and was able to catch them in the end there. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow."
John Daly had a 15-over 86. He had a quadruple bogey, a triple bogey, two double bogeys, six bogeys and two birdies in his worst round of the season.
Cary, N.C. • Steve Pate and Fred Funk shot 3-under 69 to share the second-round lead at 8 under in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.
Funk, the Insperity Championship winner in May for his seventh victory on the 50-and-over tour, birdied four of the last seven holes. He's eighth in the Schwab Cup standings, 1,130 points behind leader Tom Lehman.