MILWAUKEE (AP) – Corey Pavin slowed down in the U.S. Bank Championship. Now friends Jerry Kelly and Frank Lickliter will try to deny Pavin his first title in 10 years.

Pavin birdied five holes, but made his first three bogeys of the tournament, to shoot a 2-under 68 in the third round and move to 17-under 193 on the municipal Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

Kelly (64) was two shots behind Pavin at 15 under. Lickliter (64) and D.J. Trahan (66) were 14 under, and Shaun Micheel (65), Billy Andrade (66) and Nathan Green (67) followed at 12 under.

Pavin, Kelly and Lickliter were all at the same restaurant Friday night dining on calamari. Now they are each in position to take home the $720,000 winner’s check.

“I’m not out here to finish 20th every week, I want to win a golf tournament,” Pavin said. “I’ve been working really hard for the last 10 years.”

Kelly said he wants to go head-to-head with somebody.

Webb holds off Wie to win Evian Masters

EVIAN, France – Michelle Wie had a two-shot lead after 11 holes and seemed poised to answer all of the questions about when her first professional win was going to come.

Then the 16-year-old from Hawaii bogeyed the 13th hole.

That was all Karrie Webb needed.

Webb became the first woman to win three events this season after shooting a 4-under 68 in the final round of the Evian Masters on Saturday, denying Wie her first LPGA Tour victory.

Webb finished at 16-under 272 for the tournament, one stroke ahead of both Wie (68) and 42-year-old Laura Davies (67).

“I’m getting very close. Today was the closest I’ve ever been. It’s not as easy as it would seem,” Wie said of getting her first win. “I’m very proud that I’ve been playing this consistently. It’s an achievement on its own.”

Despite waking up with a stiff neck, Wie looked strong all day as she played in a group with Webb and Davies.

“Karrie and Laura are awesome players and I was very honored to play them,” Wie said. “Laura made some awesome shots. I was blown out of my mind and Karrie played some great shots, too.

“I can learn from them but I didn’t feel I was lacking anything playing them.”

Wie tied Webb for the lead with an eagle on the par-5 ninth. She even took a two-shot lead after a birdie on the 11th, which Webb bogeyed.

“I was excited. I’d made birdie but I didn’t feel anything different,” Wie said. “I knew there were a lot of holes left.”

The bogey on the 13th hole cost her.

Karlsson extends lead to two after another 66

ALVESLOHE, Germany – Robert Karlsson took a two-shot lead over Lee Westwood with a 6-under 66 Saturday in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship.

The Swede birdied the long 17th hole to maintain his lead over Westwood, who also birdied it. Karlsson has a 20-under total of 196 with Westwood (67) at 198.

Ian Woosnam shot a 69 to hold a share of third place with Charl Schwartzel (68). Both were at 16-under 200.

Roberts takes four-stroke lead into final round

TURNBERRY, Scotland – Loren Roberts shot a 1-under 69, the only score under par in the third round, to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior British Open.

Roberts, who won the first three tournaments on the Champions Tour this season, overcame rainy and windy conditions to move closer to his second senior major title. He will carry an 11-under 199 into the final round today at Turnberry. Eduardo Romero, Roberts’ nearest rival, missed a 5-foot par putt on the final hole to finish with a 3-over 73. He fell to 7 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Tim Simpson (72).

, who is alone in third place at 5-under 205.


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