CROMWELL, Conn. Stewart Cink birdied the final two holes Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship.
Cink followed his opening rounds of 66 and 64 with a 5-under 65 to reach 15-under 195 on the TPC River Highlands, the best 54-hole score of his career.
Heath Slocum (64) was second, and defending champion Hunter Mahan (67), Vijay Singh (64), Kenny Perry (65), Tommy Armour III (65) and Kevin Streelman (62) were 12 under.
On a day when 24 golfers shot 66 or better, 17 players ended up within five shots of the lead going into Sunday's final round. The average score of 68.2 was the best ever for a third round on the course.
WEGMANS LPGA: At Rochester, N.Y., Norwegian star Suzann Pettersen shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to open a three-stroke lead over Morgan Pressel and South Koreans Eun-Hee Ji and Inbee Park after the third round. Pettersen, a five-time winner in 2007, had a 14-under 202 total. The 28-year-old Pettersen is winless this season, but she has finishes of second, third and ninth in 10 events and is ninth on the money list. Ji shot a 64, Park had a 69, and Pressel, who held a one-stroke lead over Pettersen after the second round, shot a 71.
BANK OF AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP: At Concord, Mass., Loren Roberts shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Bank of America Championship. Roberts birdied the 18th to move to 10 under, one stroke ahead of Mark McNulty (70), Jeff Sluman (67) and first-round leader Tom Kite (72). Bobby Wadkins (67) was another stroke back at 8 under on the 6,741-yard Nashawtuc Country Club course.
Roberts has won seven times in his 3 1/2 years on the Champions Tour, but has never played in this tournament, even though he's had some success in the area. He won the 1997 CVS Charity Classic in Sutton, before the PGA Tour dropped the event.
U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS: At Erin, Wis., UCLA star Tiffany Joh won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links for the second time in three years, rallying to win four of the last six holes for a 2-and-1 victory over Southern California recruit Jennifer Song. Joh, the 2006 winner at Walking Stick in Pueblo, Colo., is the fifth two-time winner in the 32-year history of the USGA event.
BRITISH AMATEUR: At Turnberry, Scotland, Dutchman Reinier Saxton won the British Amateur Championship, beating 17-year-old Englishman Tommy Fleetwood 3 and 2 in strong wind and rain on the Ailsa course. The 20-year-old Saxton had eight birdies in 34 holes to finish off the 17-year-old Fleetwood, attempting to become the youngest winner. Saxton earned spots in the British Open at Birkdale and next year's Masters as long as he remains an amateur.