Four tied for lead at Houston Open

Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2004

HUMBLE, Texas Patrick Sheehan birdied his first hole of the third round Saturday to move into a four-way tie for the lead in the rain-delayed Houston Open.

He was tied with rookie Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker and Steve Lowery at 5 under when play was suspended because of darkness.

Sheehan completed only the first hole at the Redstone Golf Club, and his co-leaders had just teed off in the twilight when tournament officials suspended play because of darkness.

The round didn't begin until late afternoon after a rain delay of more than seven hours. When the rain stopped, 30 golfers took to the soggy course to finish a second round, also cut short by bad weather and darkness.

Champions Tour

SAVANNAH, Ga. Gil Morgan had his 23rd straight round of par or better, shooting a 4-under 68 to maintain a one-stoke lead over Hale Irwin and Dave Barr at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Morgan was at 11-under 133, and Irwin and Barr matched the leader's 68 to move to 134 heading into the final round at The Club at Savannah Harbor, a 6,997-yard island layout in the middle of the Savannah River.

Craig Stadler, seeking his second Champions Tour win of the season, stumbled down the stretch, finishing with 68 for 135. He was tied with Gary Koch (67).

Spanish Open

FUERTEVENTURA, Canary Islands David Park's lead at the Spanish Open was cut to one stroke when Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez got hot for a 6-under-par 64 in the third round.

Park entered the day with a four-stroke lead, and the Welshman shot a 71 to leave him at 10-under 200.

Gonzalez, who was the champion at last week's Seville Open, had two eagles and is at 201. France's Christian Cevaer (69) and Sweden's Peter Hedblom are at 202.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS