Padraig Harrington felt like a three-time major champion long enough to take the lead after 36 holes of the Honda Classic. Harrington hit the ball where he was looking, capitalized on his putting and stretched his lead to three shots until ending with a pair of bogeys in the rain-delayed second round Saturday morning. Harrington won the Indonesian Open on the Asian Tour at the end of last year, ending a four-year drought from his previous win, also on the Asian Tour. He has not won on the PGA Tour since his second straight major at the 2008 PGA Championship.
(Reuters) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington held the lead at the end of the delayed second round of the Honda Classic on Saturday after shooting a four-under-par round of 66 at PGA National. The 43-year-old is seven-under for the tournament at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, giving him a stroke lead over American Patrick Reed, who posted two rounds of 67. Harrington, a three-time major championship winner, has slumped to 297th in the world rankings and has not won on either the PGA Tour or the European Tour since 2008.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Wallie Coetsee takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Joburg Open after a 2-under 70 on Saturday.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko broke the course-record with a career-best 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off a victory Sunday in the Women's Australian Open, broke the Clearwater record of 63 set last year by Mi Hyang Lee in her victory. The greens were much better today and rolling better and after that eagle I just got myself into the right position.'' England's Charley Hull was second at 10 under after a 64.
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) -- Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Stacy Lewis regained her composure after making four bogeys in her first six holes to retain the outright lead after the third round of the women's Thailand Open on Saturday. The American, ranked third in the world, bogeyed the second, fourth, fifth and sixth to slip one shot behind playing partner, South Korea's Amy Yang, after starting the day three strokes in front.