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Golf: Darren Clarke Holds 1-Shot Lead Over Jonathan Kaye - 2003-08-24


Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke has a one-shot lead over American Jonathan Kaye heading into Sunday's final round of the NEC Invitational World Golf Championships in Akron, Ohio.

Clarke fired a four-under-par 66 Saturday for a three-round total of nine-under (201). Kaye shot a 65.

Chris Riley is in third place, two strokes off the lead, while fellow Americans Tiger Woods and Davis Love are tied another shot back.

There is a four-way tie for the lead in the incomplete third round of the Reno-Tahoe Golf Open in Nevada.

With a number of players needing to finish the round Sunday before the final round begins, a share of the clubhouse lead is held by Rodney Pampling, Cameron Beckman, Guy Boros and J-P Hayes.

They are all at nine-under par (207), one shot better than three other players.

Saturday's third round of the weather-delayed tournament was suspended by darkness.

Candie Kung has moved into the lead heading into today's final round of the Ladies Wachovia Golf Classic in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Kung fired a six-under-par 66 Saturday to overtake fellow-American Meg Mallon by one shot after three rounds. Mallon started the day with a three-shot lead, but could only manage a 71 Saturday.

Tied for third, three shots off the lead are Carin Koch of Sweden and Karrie Webb of Australia, who had the top round of the day with a 65.

Don Pooley has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Allianz Golf Championship on the Champions Tour for players age 50 and over.

Pooley, who is coming back from shoulder surgery, shot a four-under-par 67 Saturday. He is nine-under (133) for the tournament taking place in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Tied for second after two rounds are Bruce Fleisher, Jim Thorpe and Bruce Lietzke.