Tway takes Memorial lead

Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2002

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods was nowhere to be found the last time Bob Tway won the Memorial Tournament. That appears to be the case this year, too.

On a day that produced low scoring and big mistakes, Tway played bogey-free in a round of 4-under 68 on Saturday and grabbed a one-stroke lead over Stewart Cink (69) going into the final round at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Tway, at 12-under 204, had the lead to himself when Cink missed a 3-foot putt on the last hole. Justin Leonard was another stroke back at 206 after an even-par 72.

Tway hasn't won on the PGA Tour in seven years, and the former PGA champion has only two victories since he captured the Memorial in 1989. That was so long ago that Woods was only 14, still in junior high school.

Woods is at Muirfield this week, but nowhere near the lead -- and with no chance of becoming the first player in 75 years to win the same event four straight years.

Woods had an even-par 72 to finish at 216, a dozen strokes out of the lead in a tie for 56th with 62-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

Nicklaus, playing on the PGA Tour for the first time since last year's Memorial, shot a 71, finishing with a birdie on the 18th hole for a cheer that could be heard four holes away.

Corning Classic

CORNING, N.Y. -- Laura Diaz shot a 3-under 69 to take the lead in the LPGA Corning Classic, with Rosie Jones lurking one shot back in quest of her third victory in the tournament.

Diaz, who has been atop the leaderboard after each round, was at 12-under 204. Her birdie on the par-5 12th was the difference between her and Jones, who had a 67.

Silvia Cavalleri of Italy, who has never finished higher than seventh in two full years on tour, stayed under the radar with a steady 70 and was alone in third, three shots behind.

Sherri Steinhauer (71), Michelle Estill (70) and Alison Nicholas (71) were five shots back at 209.

Farmers Charity Classic

ADA, Mich. (AP) -- Dan O'Neill shot a 5-under 67, birdieing five of the final nine holes in rainy conditions, for a share of the second-round lead in the Farmers Charity Classic.

Australia's Rodger Davis also shot a 67 and Jay Sigel had a 69 to match O'Neill at 8-under 136 on the Egypt Valley course. Morris Hatalsky (66) was a stroke back, and Bob Gilder (68), Wayne Levi (68), Jim Thorpe (69) and Tom Wargo (69) followed at 138.

The 51-year-old Neill has finished over par in 11 of 12 events he's played this season. The Jamestown, N.Y., resident earned exempt status on the senior tour this season by finishing third in the qualifying tournament.

Volvo PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Denmark's Anders Hansen shot a 6-under-66 to take a five-stroke lead after the third round of the Volvo PGA Championship.

Hansen' had a tournament-record 17-under 199 total on Wentworth's West Course. The 72-hole mark is 18 under.

Spain's Carlos Rodiles (68) was second. First-round leader Colin Montgomerie, playing despite a back injury, shot an even-par 72 to drop eight stokes back.



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