Golf: Perry, Funk close in on Allen's lead in U.S. Senior Open
Omaha, Neb. • Kenny Perry and Fred Funk made charges in the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday, each pulling within two shots of leader Michael Allen with one round to go.
Perry, going for a second straight win in a senior major, shot 6-under-par 64 to match Corey Pavin for the low round at Omaha Country Club. Funk shot 67 after making a long birdie putt on No. 18.
Allen, who had a 63 Friday, ballooned to a 2-over 72. He started the day with a 5-stroke advantage over Rocco Mediate. It was the largest lead after 36 holes in the tournament's 34-year history.
Allen was at 8-under 202 for the tournament.
Pavin, who tied for second in last year's tournament, was two shots behind Perry and Funk and four behind Allen.
South Korea's Hee Young Park shot a career-best 61 on Saturday to move into the lead after the third round at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.
Park was 10 under for the round and 20-under 193 overall, one stroke better than American Angela Stanford and two shots ahead of Scotland's Catriona Matthew.
Park nearly chipped in on the 18th hole for an eagle before tapping in a short putt for her sixth birdie on the back nine.
U.S. Senior Open
Michael Allen -8
Kenny Perry -6
Fred Funk -6
Jay Don Blake +4