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Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2003

Second 65 vaults Love into lead

Leonard one back at Honda after birdies on last six holes

March 16, 2003

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— Davis Love III widely is considered the top player in the Honda Classic field.

He showed why Saturday.

The only player in the tournament among the top 10 in the world was 7-under through the final 11 holes of the third round, and wound up with a second straight 65.

Love is 20 under at 196, and carries a one-shot lead into today's final round.

Justin Leonard birdied the final six holes to shoot an 8-under 64 and will join Love and short-game specialist Chris Riley in the final group. It could be a shootout, because 13 players are within four strokes of the lead.

Leonard is one shot back, Riley two. Billy Mayfair, Woody Austin, Carlos Franco, Jerry Kelly, Tom Byrum and Notah Begay III are 17 under.

Brett Quigley, Chad Campbell, Mark O'Meara, Shaun Micheel and Jeff Brehaut are another shot behind.

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