Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Dufner flirted with a 59, then settled for a 9-under 63. Mark Calcavecchia made a PGA Tour-record nine straight birdies. And there were two more aces in perfect scoring conditions at the Canadian Open.

The fun didn’t last long, giving way to 1.8 inches of rain on the already-saturated Glen Abbey course. Soon after Dufner finished the second round in light showers, the heavy rain forced tour officials to postpone the third round until Sunday morning.

In an attempt to get 36 holes in on Sunday, the tour cut to the low 60 and ties instead of the usual low 70 and ties, leaving 64 players in the tournament.

At 13 under, Dufner had a one-stroke advantage over Jerry Kelly (67) and 2001 winner Scott Verplank (67). Nathan Green (65), Peter Tomasulo (68), Martin Laird (69), Pat Perez (67), Bob Estes (67), Retief Goosen (69) and first-round co-leaders Camilo Villegas (71) and Kevin Na (71) were 10 under.
Evian Masters

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Becky Brewerton of Wales shot a 3-under 69 to grab a share of the Evian Masters lead for the third consecutive round.

Brewerton heads into Sunday’s final round tied with Sophie Gustafson of Sweden – who had a 5-under 67 on Saturday – and In-Kyung Kim of South Korea at 12-under 204.

Michelle Wie improved her chances of qualifying for the Solheim Cup against Europe next month, clenching a fist as her birdie putt on the 18th crept toward the hole before dropping in for a 70 that got her to 3 under for the tournament and a tie for 23rd.

Ai Miyazato of Japan, the joint second-round leader with Brewerton and Na Yeon Choi of South Korea, bogeyed the final hole to drop a shot back at 205. She was joined by Cristie Kerr, who hit a birdie on No. 18 for a 67.
European Tour

LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden — Marcus Fraser birdied three holes on the back nine for a 3-under 70 to take the lead going into the final round of the SAS Masters.

The Australian had a 54-hole total of 8-under 211 on the 7,665-yard Barseback Golf Club course – the longest in European Tour history.

He was five shots behind second-round leader Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina, and has a one-shot lead over Jeppe Huldahl of Denmark (70), Martin Erlandsson of Sweden (72) and Lee Slattery of England (75).


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