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Sullivan, Burns Lead in Nike Open

May 16, 1998

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Three-time PGA Tour winner Mike Sullivan and Bob Burns moved into the lead after three rounds of the Nike Tour’s Dominion Open on Saturday when record-setting Notah Begay’s putting stroke left him.

Begay, who tied the U.S professional tour record with a 13-under-par 59 in Friday’s second round, needed 15 more shots on his third trip around the 7,020-yard Dominion Club. His 2-over 74 left him one shot off the lead.

``I played great today. I just didn’t make any putts,″ Begay said.

Sullivan, whose last PGA victory came in the 1994 B.C. Open, shot a 5-under 67 for a 14-under 202 total. Burns, who finished second in Nike events in 1992 and 1993, had a 66, matching the day’s best round.

Seventeen players will enter the final round within five shots of the lead, including Fred Wadsworth, tied with Begay at 203 after a 67.

Casey Martin followed a second-round 73 with a 71 on Saturday. He’ll enter the final day eight strokes off the pace, tied with defending champion Jeff Julian, who shot 70, and first-round leader Jerry Foltz, who had a 75.

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