DiMarco falls into tie at The International

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Chris DiMarco had eight bogeys and only three birdies in the third round Saturday to drop into a tie for the lead with Rod Pampling in The International, setting up what could be a wild finish.

DiMarco, the second-round leader, appeared to headed toward a runaway victory with 31 points and a nine-point lead in the modified Stableford scoring system event in Castle Rock, Colo., but ended up losing two points in the third round with his stroke-play 77.

DiMarco's collapse allowed 17 players to move within 10 points. Alex Cejka was two points back.

Purtzer leads 3M tourney

Tom Purtzer shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Kite into the final round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn. Kite's bogey and Purtzer's birdie on the par-3 17th set the margin.

-- From wire reports

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