FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Jason Gore, whose rags-to-riches-to-rags odyssey during the U.S. Open instantly made him into a fan favorite, shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to open a two-shot lead over a group of five after three rounds of the 84 Lumber Classic.

Gore got off to a great start by chipping in for an eagle 2 at the 371-yard, par-4 first, and had six birdies to offset three bogeys for his second round in the 60s in three days. Gore leads a group of relative no-names, including Craig Barlow, who is 108th on the money list but was tied with Gore at 12 under before finding a deep patch of hillside rough along the No. 16 green and taking a double-bogey 7. Also at 10-under 206 are Tag Ridings (67), Carlos Franco (68), Rod Pampling (69) and Carl Pettersson (70). Three back are Justin Leonard (70) and Chris DiMarco (67) – hey, finally some recognizable names – and Cameron Beckman (73).

LPGA

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -Defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Ellis and Maria Hjorth after three rounds of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.

World Match Play

WATER, England – U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell routed top-seeded Retief Goosen 7 and 6 to advance to the final of the World Match Play Championship.

Champions Tour

HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Bob Gilder shot a 5-under 67 to maintain a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Constellation Energy Classic.

Taiwan Open

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Australia’s Scott Strange shot an 8-under-par 64 to take a one stroke lead.


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