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Ogilvy shoots 8-under-par 64

Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2005

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Australia's Geoff Ogilvy overcame an eight-shot deficit at the start of play Saturday, shooting an 8-under-par 64 to tie Brett Wetterich for the lead after three rounds at the Honda Classic.

Wetterich, bidding for his first PGA Tour victory, began the day alone in the lead but scrambled to a 72 and joined Ogilvy at 12-under 204.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, seeking his first tour title since 1998, bogeyed No. 18 to fall out of a three-way tie for the lead. A round of 72 left him one stroke off the pace and tied with Pat Perez (67) at 11 under.

With the greens firmer than in the first two rounds and winds still strong, bogeys became more frequent on the long Country Club at Mirasol course.

Ogilvy, who won his first title in 108 PGA Tour starts two weeks ago at Tucson, struggled to a 73 in the opening round but began to surge Saturday when he birdied four of the first six holes. He also birdied Nos. 17 and 18.

SBC Classic

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Keith Fergus shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Mark McNulty after two rounds of the Champions Tour's SBC Classic.

Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar — Sweden's Henrik Stenson shot a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke lead over Niclas Fasth and Richard Green at the Qatar Masters.

Fasth carded a 69 and Green had a 73 at the 7,311-yard Doha Golf Club. South Africa's Ernie Els, the only top-50 player in the event, posted a second straight 69 and was five strokes back.

Stenson, based in nearby Dubai, had five birdies on the back nine to take the lead with a three-day total of 10-under 206.



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