HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Janice Moodie was well aware that Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland before she arrived at Glen Arbour for the Canadian Women’s Open.

“Believe me, Lorie Kane told me, and I also had a cousin who lived up here,” the Scot said Saturday after topping the leaderboard for the third straight day.

While Kane struggled again in front of her home crowd, Moodie shot an even-par 72 in tricky wind conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Angela Stanford.

“I’m really happy about the way I played,” Moodie said. “It was more of a battle today with the wind and I think somebody sped up the greens.”

After finishing the first 36 holes with 10 birdies and just one bogey, Moodie had two birdies and two bogeys Saturday in the swirling wind that made club selection difficult on the Graham Cooke-designed layout carved out of dense forest.

Jones leads cluttered leaderboard at B.C. Open

ENDICOTT, N.Y. – Australian rookie Brendan Jones sits atop the leaderboard of the B.C. Open after three rounds. It’s a precarious perch.

Jones, whose best PGA Tour finish this year was a tie for 14th at the Zurich Classic, shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to finish at 19-under 197.

He was just one shot off the tournament record for 54 holes set in 1982 by Calvin Peete and matched two years ago by Steve Lowery, and it hardly seemed to matter. A dozen players were within four shots.

Ogden, who beat Wie, wins men’s Publinx

LEBANON, Ohio – Clay Ogden, who beat Michelle Wie in the quarterfinals of the U.S. men’s Public Links Championship, won the title Saturday with a 1-up victory over Martin Ureta. Ogden, a junior at Brigham Young, earned the invitation to next April’s Masters that had been coveted by the 15-year-old Wie, who was trying to become the first female in the tournament.

Lee defeats Chudy to win women’s Publinx

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eun Jun Lee of South Korea rallied from five holes down and defeated Tiffany Chudy with a par putt on the 37th hole Saturday in the first-ever playoff at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship on Saturday.

Chudy, a sophomore at Florida, was up by one going into the 36th, but missed a 4-foot putt for par that could have clinched a victory. Chudy’s tee shot on the extra hole went into the trees, but she made a remarkable shot to get on the fairway.

, 25 yards short of the green. She missed an 8-footer for a par, while Lee made a 2-foot putt for the win at Swope Memorial Golf Course.


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