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Munoz keeps lead at Greenbrier Classic

Sebastian Munoz shot a 2-under 68 to maintain a two-stroke lead over Robert Streb after the third

Associated Press Published: July 9, 2017 4:00 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Davis Love believes his experience might give him an edge as he tries to become the PGA Tour's oldest winner at age 53. First, he must surpass several others, including a rookie trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner in The Greenbrier Classic.

Sebastian Munoz shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a two-stroke lead over Robert Streb after the third round. The 24-year-old Colombian was at 14-under 196 at Old White TPC. Streb shot a 65.

Love was tied with two others at 10 under after a 68 with four players ahead of him. The two-time Ryder Cup captain who will enter the World Golf Hall of Fame in September likes his chances Sunday.

"Under the pressure, I know how to handle things," Love said. "I've seen some guys this week kind of go up and down and make some rookie mistakes, including myself. I'm going to make mistakes too, but hopefully the experience will pay off."

At No. 221 in the FedEx Cup standings, Love wants to make the season-ending playoffs and is among those trying to qualify for the British Open in two weeks. The leading four players not already exempt from the top-12 finishers will earn spots. Russell Henley is the only player in the top 10 who has already qualified.

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Sam Snead won the last of his eight titles at Greensboro in 1965 at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days. Love will try to break the mark at the former playground of Snead, who was the longtime head pro and pro emeritus at The Greenbrier resort.

Love's last win was two years ago at the Wyndham Championship, making him the tour's third-oldest winner.

Former Kent State star Mackenzie Hughes is 11 shots back at 207.

LPGA

ONEIDA, Wis. -- Katherine Kirk shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to open a four-stroke lead in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, and move into position to challenge the tour's 72-hole record.

Coming off a career-best 63 on Friday, the 35-year-old Australian reached 20-under 196 in the first year event at Thornberry Creek


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