GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods kept himself in contention for a victory at the Wyndham Championship that would propel him into the postseason.
Woods shot a 2-under 68 in the third round Saturday, leaving him two strokes behind leader Jason Gore in a three-way tie for second. Gore had a 62 to reach 15-under 195 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Woods — whose streak of 28 holes without a bogey ended on the 18th when his 6-foot par putt lipped out — had 10 straight pars before briefly moving within one stroke of Gore with a birdie on the par-3 16th.
Jonas Blixt and Scott Brown joined Woods at 13 under. Blixt shot a 62, and Brown had a 66.
Former Wyndham winners Webb Simpson (64) and Brandt Snedeker (67) were three strokes back along with Paul Casey (66), Jim Herman (66) and Cameron Percy (67).
Woods was poised to make a run at his first win in more than two years — one that would earn him enough points to clinch a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener next week in New Jersey. Depending on the math, a solo second-place finish also might be enough for Woods, who’s at No. 187. He also moved one step closer to his 80th PGA Tour victory — and first since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — Two-time champion Lydia Ko bogeyed the final hole for a 3-under 69 to fall into a tie with Candie Kung for the third-round lead in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
After going 46 holes without a bogey, the 18-year-old Ko hit her approach on the par-4 18th near the face of the right-side bunker, blasted out to 10 feet and missed the putt.
Kung, the second-round leader after tying the Vancouver Golf Club record with a 64, had a 71 to match Ko at 12-under 204. Alison Lee was third at 10 under after a 66.
Ko won in 2012 at Vancouver Golf Club at 15 years, 4 months to become the LPGA Tour’s youngest winner and fifth amateur champion. The New Zealander successfully defended her title in 2013 as an amateur in Edmonton, Alberta. She has two victories this year.
The 34-year-old Kung, from Taiwan, won the last of her LPGA Tour titles in 2008.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Billy Andrade made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic.
The 51-year-old Andrade had eight birdies — three in a row on Nos. 13-15 — and a bogey to reach 10-under 134 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. The four-time PGA Tour winner teamed with Joe Duran to win the Legends of Golf in April for his first Champions Tour title.
Bernhard Langer and Jeff Freeman were tied for second. Langer, the 2010 winner, had a 66, and Freeman shot 68. Langer, who turns 58 Thursday, birdied five of the final six holes. The German star is trying to tie Gil Morgan for third place on the tour’s career victory list with 25.
Fred Couples, from Seattle, was tied for fourth at 4 under after a 71.
U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — SMU senior Bryson DeChambeau advanced to the U.S. Amateur final to stay in position to become the fifth player to win the event and NCAA individual title in the same year.
DeChambeau, from Clovis, California, beat Southern California sophomore Sean Crocker 4 and 3 at Olympia Fields. He will face Virginia junior Derek Bard of New Hartford, New York, in the 36-hole final Sunday. Bard topped Japan’s Kenta Konishi 3 and 2.
Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1996) and Ryan Moore (2004) are the only players to sweep the NCAA and Amateur titles in a season.
MADE IN DENMARK
AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — England’s David Horsey shot 3-under 38 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the European Tour Made in Denmark tournament.
Horsey had a 15-under 198 total at Himmerland. Australia’s Terry Pilkadaris was second after a 65.