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Ogilvie maintains two-stroke lead at Hope Classic

Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Ogilvie turned in a steady if unspectacular round Saturday, shooting a 3-under 69 that kept him ahead of the pack at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Driving more accurately than earlier in the week but leaving some of his irons well short of the pin, Ogilvie still managed an eagle and two birdies on par 5s at La Quinta Country Club to go to 26-under 262.

Peter Lonard of Australia remained two shots behind after also shooting a 69 during the fourth round of the five-day tournament.

Former British Open champion Justin Leonard was another stroke back after a 64 that left him 23 under. Tim Clark had a 66 and was fourth at 266.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson, who also won the Hope in 2002, had a 68 and was in a group at 268, six shots off the pace.

Craig Stadler, who won the 1980 Hope for his first tour victory, had moved into contention with a third-round 65, but had a fourth-round 71 to drop back into the pack at 271. Fred Couples also was in that group after a 68.

Caltex Masters

SINGAPORE — Nick Dougherty shot a 4-under 68 and held a two-stroke lead over Colin Montgomerie and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn after three rounds of the Caltex Masters. Dougherty moved to 13-under 203. Maarten Lafeber of the Netherlands (67) and Sweden's Peter Hedblom (66) were tied for fourth, three strokes back.



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