LAS VEGAS -- Tom Lehman has a love-hate relationship with the long putter that sometimes makes its way into his bag. Lately, he's been finding a lot more to love about it than ever before.
Lehman, using the long putter he put back in his bag only last month, shot a 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Dicky Pride and Andre Stolz going into the final round of the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas.
Lehman took advantage of light morning winds to hit 17 greens, but it was his putting that helped him make eight birdies for his first 54-hole lead in five years.
Lehman's third round in the 60s put him at 17 under and in the final pairing on a Sunday for the first time since the Buick Open in 1999.
A nonexempt player, Pride goes from tournament to tournament hoping he can get in and then hoping he can make a check. So far this year, he's made 21 tournaments but his best finish is a tie for 54th.
Dunhill Links Championship
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Luke Donald shot a 4-under-par 68 for a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Dunhill Links Championship.
The Englishman was at 17-under 199 at Carnoustie. Two of his countrymen and Ryder Cup teammates, Ian Poulter (65) and David Howell (71), were at 201. Poulter's round came at Carnoustie, the most difficult of the three-course event. Howell, the second-round leader, also played Carnoustie.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell also was two back. He shot a 5-under 67 at Kingsbarns.
Ernie Els (68) was five strokes back and top-ranked Vijay Singh (69) was eight shots off the lead. The final round Sunday is at the Old Course.
Asahi Ryokuken International
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Liselotte Neumann moved closer to her first LPGA Tour victory in six years, firing a 69 for a one-shot lead at the LPGA Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.
At 11-under 205, Neumann was a stroke ahead of Becky Morgan (70) and three in front of Sophie Gustafson (66), Grace Park (68), Laura Davies (70) and Cristie Kerr (70).
Neumann has won four of five tournaments when leading entering the final round.
Neumann had birdies on two of her first three holes, including a tap-in on the par-3 third when her tee shot finished 3 feet from the cup. Neumann took the lead outright when Andrews misplayed a tricky downhill chip on the fourth for bogey.
Administaff Small Business Classic
SPRING, Texas -- Wayne Levi shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-shot lead over D.A. Weibring after two rounds of the Administaff Small Business Classic.
Levi, coming off a victory at the Constellation Energy Classic and bidding for consecutive wins for the first time in his career, moved to 13-under 131 at Augusta Pines Golf Club.
Weibring carded a 7-under 65 and Hale Irwin (68) is another two shots back at 135.
Walter Hall, who shared a two-shot lead with Levi after an opening 64, had a second-round 72 and dropped five strokes off the pace. He's tied with Peter Jacobsen (67), Jim Thorpe (69), John Harris (69) and Jim Dent (70) at 136.
Levi surged to the lead in the second round, making birdies on four of his first five holes. He added a birdie at No. 13 to get to 14 under, but lost a stroke at 17 with his first bogey in 53 holes.
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