Stupples maintains lead at LPGA stop

Sunday, March 14, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Karen Stupples got the better of self-professed idol Laura Davies on Saturday with a 4-under 66 that sent her into the final round of the LPGA Tour's season opener with a one-shot lead over Davies and Grace Park.

Stupples, winless in five LPGA seasons, snapped a streak of 47 consecutive bogey-free holes on No. 18, finishing the third round of the Welch's/Fry's Championship at 15-under 195.

She and Davies, who also shot 66, will play in their second straight final group.

Stupples, the touring pro for Dalhousie Golf Club, finished second -- her best professional finish -- to Annika Sorenstam in the ANZ Ladies Masters on Feb. 29.

Hamilton leads at Honda

Todd Hamilton played well enough to take the lead in the Honda Classic.

Carl Pettersson made sure it was a big margin by five-putting on the 16th hole.

Trailing by four shots at one point Saturday, Hamilton walked off Mirasol with a four-stroke lead after making a birdie on the final hole for a 4-under 68.

Morgan in the lead again at SBC Classic

Gil Morgan moved into position for his third SBC Classic title, shooting a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour event.

Peter Jacobsen, who shared the lead in his Champions Tour debut after an opening 67, struggled with his putter en route to a 71.

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