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Lucas Glover takes one-shot lead at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

LAS VEGAS — One long putt got Lucas Glover going Saturday and put him in position for his first PGA Tour victory in five years.

Glover was even par for his round when he holed a 45-foot birdie putt on No. 8, followed with a 9-foot eagle putt and made two birdies and a key par putt in the closing holes for 6-under 65 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Glover was at 15-under 198 overall and had a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka (70) and second-round leader Rod Pampling (71).

"That eighth hole was kind of the catapult," Glover said. "I made that long one, and two great shots into 9 and turned in 3 under and kept it going."

Playing in the final group, Koepka and Pampling were slowed by mistakes and wound up letting a dozen or so players back into the mix.

"We've got a shootout ahead of us today," Glover said.

LPGA: Shanshan Feng shot 8-under 64 to take the lead at the TOTO Japan Classic in Ibaraki, Japan, putting her in position to close the Asian swing with consecutive victories.

Feng birdied the final two holes for 11-under 133 overall and a one-stroke lead over Ariya Jutanugarn, who leads the tour with five victories and would wrap up the player of the year award with a victory.

Jutanugarn had 68 in the tour's first tournament in the Tokyo area since 1991. Soo-Yun Kang, who was tied with Jutanugarn for the first-round lead, shot 69 and was tied with Suzann Pettersen (66) at 9 under.

CHAMPIONS: Scott McCarron and Tom Byrum shared the Dominion Charity Classic lead in Richmond, Va., with Bernhard Langer two strokes back in the second of three playoff events. McCarron shot his second straight 5-under 67, and first-round leader Byrum had 69 to reach 10-under 134. Langer also had 69 in his return from a left knee injury that forced him to withdraw last week in California.

EUROPEAN: Thorbjorn Olesen built his lead to seven strokes at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya, Turkey, after shooting 3-under 68 for the third round. Olesen, who started the day six shots clear, was at 18-under 195 overall. David Lipsky (66), Bernd Wiesberger (66), Haotong Li (68), Matteo Manassero (68) and David Horsey (68) were tied for second.

Lucas Glover takes one-shot lead at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 11/05/16 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:50pm]
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