James takes lead in Champions major

Sunday, July 11, 2004

DEARBORN, Mich. -- England's Mark James shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and took advantage of Dana Quigley's quadruple bogey on the par-5 17th to take a three-stroke lead in the Senior Players Championship.

James brings a 14-under 202 total into the final round of the Champions Tour major. Second-round leaders Gary McCord and Spain's Jose Maria Canizares were tied for second after 71s.

Coceres still leads at Deere

Argentina's Jose Coceres put himself in position to win his third PGA Tour title, shooting two 3-under 68s to take a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.

Coceres, whose only bogey in 25 holes Saturday came on his final hole, had a 15-under 198 total. Australia's Greg Chalmers was second after a 69 on Saturday.

Mallon goes for rare double

Meg Mallon shot a 7-under 65 to extend her lead to four strokes in the Canadian Women's Open at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Mallon, 16 under for the tournament, is in position to become only the third player to follow a U.S. Women's Open win with a victory the next week.

Fraser leads in Scotland

Australia's Marcus Fraser shot a 7-under 64 for a share of the third-round lead in the Scottish Open with France's Gregory Havret. Havret shot a 67.

Defending champion Ernie Els had a brief confrontation with a photographer, but kept his cool long enough to shoot a 65 and was among those four shots behind.

-- From wire reports

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