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Golf Roundup : Jacobsen Takes Big Lead, Then Gives Some of It Back

July 03, 1988|From Times Wire Services

Peter Jacobsen, seeking his first victory since 1984, shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday but finished bogey-bogey to have his lead drop from six shots to four after three rounds of the $900,000 Western Open golf tournament at Oak Brook, Ill.

Jacobsen got a 4-iron second shot into a difficult position in a bunker on the 17th and failed to get down in two. On No. 18, his approach was short, then backed down a slope still farther away from the hole. He pitched within five feet but missed the putt.

Jacobsen completed 54 holes in 12-under-par 204.

Dan Forsman (who shot a 71), Dave Eichelberger (68), Bill Britton (67) and Jim Benepe (69) were at 208. Ben Crenshaw shot a 65 to move into a tie at 210 with defending champion D.A. Weibring, who had a 69.

Sally Little moved closer to her first LPGA victory since 1982 by shooting a 3-under-par 69 for a two-shot lead in the third round of the $500,000 du Maurier tournament at Coquitlam, Canada.

Little, 36, was at 208. Sherri Turner and Laura Davies of England both shot 70s and were at 210.

Australian Peter Thomson shot a 6-under-par 66 for a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Senior Gold Rush at Rancho Murieta, Calif.

Miller Barber shot a 67, and Gary Player, Lou Graham and Billy Maxwell all had 69s.

Jose Rivero of Spain shot a 4-under-par 65 for a 261 to win the $374,400 Monte Carlo Open by two strokes over Mark McNulty of Zimbabwe.

McNulty shot a 67, and his $39,720 runner-up check boosted him into the European money lead ahead of Britain's Nick Faldo.

Severiano Ballesteros of Spain had a 68 to finish third at 266. Ballesteros was even with Rivero after 14 holes but hit into the rough and had a double-bogey 6 at No. 15.

Defending champion Cindy Scholefield of Malibu, Calif., defeated Carol Berger of Scottsdale, Ariz., 7 and 6, in the first round of match play at the 46th annual Broadmoor Ladies Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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