The sign near the 10th green made Se Ri Pak giggle: "Tiger Out. Pak In."
In a showing similar to Tiger Woods in the 1997 Masters, Pak followed an LPGA-record 61 by birdieing seven of the final nine holes on the way to an 8-under 63 and a nine-shot lead through Saturday's third round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic."Everything feels great now," said the 20-year-old Korean rookie, who won the U.S. Women's Open on Monday in a 20-hole playoff with amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn.
On the heels of her 10-under 61, the lowest score ever posted in an LPGA event, Pak completed the lowest consecutive rounds ever on the tour.
After shooting an even-par 71 in the opening round, she now stands at 18-under 195. Karrie Webb shot a 67, the next-best round of the day, and was alone in second at 9-under.
It was the second day in a row Pak piled up 10 birdies in her round. In the second round, which erased the LPGA mark of 62 accomplished by seven golfers, she had 10 without a bogey. This time she bogeyed two of the first five holes and made the turn in 1-under.
But on the back nine, she caught fire again.
She birdied the final two holes Friday and the last four Saturday.
QUAD CITY CLASSIC: Defending champion David Toms shot what he called a "stress-free" 5-under-par 65 Saturday for a one-shot lead over Scott Gump after three rounds of the $1.55 million Quad City Classic in Coal Valley, Ill.
Toms' third 65 in as many days left him at 195, 15-under for the 6,762-yard Oakwood Country Club course.
Toms said he made few mistakes and even his occasional lapses turned out well, such as when he converted a bad drive on No. 10 into a birdie.
Gump had a bogey-free 64 for 196 as he seeks his best finish of the year. His previous best was 19th in the BellSouth Classic.
Frank Lickliter and Steve Jones, who shared the 36-hole lead, had 68s Saturday and were joined at 13-under 197 by Kenny Perry, who shot a 67, and D.A. Weibring, a three-time Quad City champion who shot 65.
Brad Fabel shot a 65 and was joined at 199 by Scott McCarron, who shot a 67, and Nolan Henke, who had a 67. Doug Martin's 63, the best round of the day, got him through 54 holes at 200, 10-under and five off the lead. Brian Claar, who had a 64, was also at 200 with Mark Carnevale, who had a 66.
SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: A crucial mistake on the 17th hole was all that separated Gil Morgan and Hale Irwin after the third round of the Senior Players Championship on Saturday in Dearborn, Mich.
Morgan played it safe and walked off with a one-stroke lead over Irwin, who bogeyed after hitting his approach on the next-to-last hole in the water. Morgan shot a 4-under-par 68 for a 201 total while Irwin had a third-round 67.
Bob Murphy, seeking his first victory of the season, charged from far back in the pack with a superb putting display to shoot a 64 and was at 203.
Isao Aoki and Jim Colbert each shot 66s and were five shots off the lead at 206. Jack Nicklaus, the sentimental favorite, had to settle for a 72 and was well off the pace at 209.
Murphy, who earlier in the week complained about side effects from his arthritis medicine, appeared to have fallen out of contention after a second-round 72 left him at 139, six strokes off the lead. But he quickly began making up ground under almost perfect conditions.
Murphy, winner of 11 tournaments since joining the senior circuit in 1993, played error-free golf with five birdies on the front side to turn at 10 under, four shots out of the lead. He got to 12 under with birdies at Nos. 12 and 13.
The string ended at No. 14 with his first bogey. But birdies at No. 16 and 17 put him back in the chase.
Morgan and Irwin are easily the two hottest players on the Senior PGA Tour. They have each won three times this season and rank first and second on the money list. Irwin, who finished second at the State Farm Senior Classic last week, has earned $1.3 million, about $300,000 more than Mor-gan.
LOCH LOMOND: Lee Westwood won the Loch Lomond golf tournament by four strokes Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, to reclaim the No. 1 spot in European golf and set himself up for a $1 million bonus of he wins at next week's British Open.
Westwood finished with the 8-under total 276 after a 1-under closing round of 70, four strokes ahead of five players who shared second place.
The 25-year-old Englishman was the only player to break par in all four rounds of the $1.41 million tournament.
The $235,155) winner's check was enough for him to replace Colin Montgomerie on top of the European tour money list. The tournament's sponsor put up the bonus as an incentive for any player who could win the Loch Lomond and the British Open at Royal Birkdale next week.