Golf roundup: Despite late bogeys, Tiger Woods remains in contentions at Turkish Airlines Open
Antalaya, Turkey • Victor Dubuisson of France opened up a five-shot lead after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, while Tiger Woods kept himself in the mix despite three bogeys on the back nine.
Dubuisson opened with four straight birdies and added five more in a bogey-free 9-under 63. He moved to 21-under 195 to distance himself from the field. Ian Poulter was alone in second after a 68, while Woods and Henrik Stenson (69) were among four players sitting another shot back.
Woods had an eventful round and hurt his right hand when his club hit a tree on the 11th hole, but he seemed to escape without a serious injury.
Woods made three birdies on the front nine, then mixed three more birdies with three bogeys in a six-hole stretch starting at the 11th.
St. Simons Island, Ga. • Making par from a tough lie in the bunker saved Briny Baird's round. Closing with three straight birdies gave him a share of the lead. None of that will make Sunday any easier for a 41-year-old who has never won in 364 tries on the PGA Tour.
Baird and Chris Kirk each made birdie on the final hole to separate themselves but not by much in the McGladrey Classic. They were one shot clear of three others, with a dozen players separated by 12 shots going into the final round at Sea Island.
Shima, Japan • Yuki Ichinose of Japan shot a 6-under 66 to finish in a three-way tie for the lead after the second round of the Mizuno Classic.
Ichinose carded seven birdies against a lone bogey at Kintetsu Kashikojima to finish at 8-under 136 with compatriot Mamiko Higa.
Turkish Airlines Open
Victor Dubuisson -21
Ian Poulter -16
Tigers Woods -15
Henrik Stenson -15
Raphael Jacquelin -15
Alejandro Canizares -15
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