Clarke leads heading to final round of Open
Friday, July 15, 2011
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland shot a 1-under 69 Saturday and takes a one-stroke lead to the final round of the British Open.
Clarke is at 5-under 205 for the tournament and will play in the final group with American Dustin Johnson, who shot a 68 to leave him at 206.
Another young American, Rickie Fowler, also shot a 68 and is tied at 208 with first-round co-leader Thomas Bjorn of Denmark. Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain and Lucas Glover of the U.S. are four strokes back.
The weather was the big story in the third round. The day began with howling rain and wind, which sent scores soaring for those teeing off in the morning. But the sun came out in the afternoon, making things easier for those with late start times.