Swede takes Fry’s Open lead from ex-UNLV star

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Carl Pettersson played steady in the warm sunshine, in contrast to the erratic play around him.

The result was a one-stroke lead for the Swedish-born player Saturday through three rounds of the Fry’s Electronics Open.

Mark Hensby, playing in the same group, shared the lead until twice hitting into sand traps en route to a bogey on the par-4 18th.

With temperatures reaching into the low 90s, Pettersson shot 6-under 64 on Saturday, tied for the best round of the day, and was at 13-under 197 in the Fall Series event on the 7,125-yard Raptor course at Grayhawk Golf Club.

Hensby, with a 68, fell into a tie with Canadian Mark Weir at 12-under 198. Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who beat Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup three weeks ago, followed Friday’s 64 with a 65.

Jarrod Lyle also shot 64 and was tied with second-round leader and former UNLV star Ryan Moore (71) at 10-under 200. Moore, who began the day with a three-stroke lead, struggled with his putting and had bogeys on two of the final three holes.

LPGA — At Gyeongju, South Korea, Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shot par 72 in cold and windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Hana Bank KOLON Championship.

Seeking her fourth LPGA Tour victory and fifth overall title of the year, Pettersen bogeyed two of the final three holes in the difficult conditions to finish at 3-under 141.

South Korean players had the next four spots on the leaderboard, with Eun-Hee Ji second at 142 after a 68. Seon Hwa Lee (71) and Jeong Jang (72) followed at 143, and Hyun-Hee Moon (73) was at par 144.

Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa, coming off her seventh victory of the season last week in California, was six strokes behind at 3 over after a 75.

CHAMPIONS — At San Antonio, Tom Kite moved into position for his first tour victory in his native Texas, shooting 6-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with Mark O’Meara in the AT&T Championship.

O’Meara, the first-round leader after a 63, shot 68 to match Kite at 11-under 131.

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