Golf Shorts

Oosthuizen and Todd share lead

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen fired a six-under 64 to share the lead with American Brendon Todd, after the third round of the US$6.9 million ($8.6m) Byron Nelson Championship yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, and Todd each closed with a birdie at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, to finish 54 holes on 10-under 200.

"Every opportunity I had for birdie, I actually made," Oosthuizen said.

One stroke off the pace were Canadian left-hander Mike Weir, the 2003 US Masters champion, and Americans James Hahn and Gary Woodland.

Irishman Padraig Harrington, Canadian Graham DeLaet, Australian Marc Leishman and American Morgan Hoffmann were on 202. 
- AFP.

Salas on course for maiden title

American Lizette Salas fired a six-under 65 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to grab a three-shot lead over Park Hee Young at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg in the United States.

Salas, seeking a first career victory on the US LPGA Tour, had a 54-hole total of 13-under 200 with second-round leader Park on 203 after a third-round 69.

American Stacy Lewis (70) and New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko (67), who can each claim the world No. 1 ranking from South Korean star Park In Bee this week, were joined at 
eight-under 205 by Australian Katherine Kirk.

Former world No. 1 Tseng Ya-ni of Taiwan shot a 68 to head a group on 206 along with Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (66) and American Lexi Thompson (70). - AFP.