FORT WORTH, Texas With the focus back on the leaders after Annika Sorenstam missed the cut, Kenny Perry matched the Colonial record with a 9-under 61 Saturday to get to 17-under for an eight-stroke lead after three rounds.
Perry was on target from the start, with birdies on his first three holes and then three straight birdies to end his front nine. With three more birdies on the back nine, he finished his best round in 17 years on the PGA Tour.
With the largest lead after 54 holes on the tour this season, Perry is in position for a record-breaking win at the Colonial. He is already one stroke better than Fulton Allem's record-low 16-under victory in 1993.
LPGA Corning Classic
CORNING, N.Y. Scotland's Catriona Matthew shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead over Canada's Lorie Kane into the final round of the LPGA Corning Classic.
Matthew, who started the day tied with Kane at 12 under, was at 17-under 199 and easily within reach of the tournament record of 20-under 268 set in 1998 by Tammie Green.
Columbus Southern Open
COLUMBUS, Ga. Jim Thorpe shot a 6-under 64 and Morris Hatalsky had a 65 on to share the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Columbus Southern Open.
Thorpe and Hatalsky had 9-under 131 totals on the Green Island Country Club course for a one-stroke lead over Doug Tewell (64), Tom Jenkins (65), Allen Doyle (66) and Ireland's Des Smith (66).
Volvo PGA Championship
VIRGINIA WATER, England South Africa's Trevor Immelman closed with three straight birdies for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead after three rounds of the Volvo PGA Championship.
Immelman was at 14-under 202, two strokes ahead of Sweden's Niclas Fasth (68). Ernie Els overcame three straight bogeys on the front nine with an eagle and six birdies for a 67, and was tied with Spain's Ignacio Garrido (66) at 11 under.
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