Golf roundup: Bradley keeps 1-stroke lead at Byron Nelson
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:15 p.m.
IRVING, Texas — Keegan Bradley still hasn't gotten it right on the 18th hole at the Byron Nelson Championship, even when finally going left.
The bogeys on the closing hole at TPC Four Seasons haven't cost him the lead yet.
Bradley overcame consecutive bogeys early and bogeyed No. 18 for the third round in a row Saturday to finish with a 2-under-par 68 that kept him in the lead.
“(Sunday) is the day. Right down the middle,” Bradley said about that last hole. “I'm due!”
Bradley's 13-under 197 total gave him a one-stroke lead over Sang-Moon Bae, who had his third consecutive 66. Tom Gillis was two strokes back after a 67.
On Sunday, Bradley will be trying to win at TPC Four Seasons for the second time in three years. He could also become the Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson led alone at the end of all four rounds in 1980.
After following his opening course-record 60 with a 69 on Friday, Bradley started the third round with a three-stroke lead. He stayed alone at top of the leaderboard throughout. Scott Piercy's 66 matched Bae and three others for the best round on a breezy Texas day.
In Mobile, Ala., Chella Choi shot her second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Jessica Korda and Anna Nordqvist, the Swede who broke the course record with a 61 in the third round of the Mobile Bay Classic.
Choi twice made three straight birdies to move to 17-under and has made only two bogeys in three rounds.
In Kavarna, Bulgaria, Graeme McDowell reached the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship after knocking out defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts, whose day included the bizarre moment of taking a penalty drop inside a restroom.
In the other semifinal, Thomas Aiken meets Thongchai Jaidee.
European Challenge Tour
In Santo Antonio da Serra, Porugal, Mark Tullo of Chile shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Madeira Islands Open.
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