Streelman, Leonard, Coetzee all tied atop leaderboard at wide open Tampa Bay

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship. It wound up giving him a share of the lead.

Streelman had a 6-under 65 and was tied for the lead with Justin Leonard (67) and George Coetzee of South Africa (68). But this tournament was wide open heading into the final day, with 16 players separated by only three shots.

Adam Scott had the lead for one hole until he fell apart, and so many others followed.

Nine players had at least a share of the lead on a warm, pleasant day on the menacing Copperhead course at Innisbrook. Jim Furyk and defending champion Luke Donald were well within range, as was 19-year-old Jordan Spieth of Texas.

Garrettsville native Colt Knost shot a 3-over on Saturday and sits at 4-over after three rounds.

Ai Miyazato leads LPGA Founders Cup

PHOENIX -- Ai Miyazato pulled back in front in the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday, making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine and saving par with a long putt on the par-4 finishing hole.

The diminutive Japanese star shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament-record 64. At 19-under 197, she had a two-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis.

Miyazato was as graceful and efficient as ever, making it impossible to tell that she's returning from a whiplash injury sustained three weeks ago in a five-vehicle crash in Thailand.

Lewis birdied the last hole for a 66 in cooler conditions on the cactus-lined course. After two days in the low-90s, it only reached the mid-80s on Saturday at Desert Ridge's Wildfire layout.

The third-ranked Lewis, coming off a victory two weeks ago in Singapore, is in position to take the top spot in the world from Yani Tseng with a win Sunday, as long as Tseng -- tied for 63rd at 2 under after a 72 -- finishes third or worse.

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