ANCASTER, Ontario Robert Garrigus broke the 54-hole scoring record at the Canadian Open that was set more than a half-century ago by Arnold Palmer.
His next job is to finish like the King.
On rain-softened greens that took the bite out of Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Garrigus used his power and some timely putts Saturday for a 6-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead over William McGirt, who lost ground with a 66.
Garrigus was at 16-under 194, one shot better than Palmer in 1955 at Weston Golf & Country Club, and matched two years ago by Dean Wilson at St. George’s Golf & Country Club.
PARIS American Stacy Lewis made a birdie on the last hole to share the lead with South Korea’s Inbee Park after the third round of the Evian Masters on Saturday.
Lewis, who is chasing her third LPGA Tour title of the year, had a 1-over 73 to finish the day at 11 under. The overnight leader had two bogeys and a double bogey on the back nine before a birdie on the 18th.
“I feel like I’m still in the tournament, and just got to make some putts tomorrow,” said Lewis, who equaled the course record in her opening round. “I shot 63 the first day, so I know I can play good out here. I’m not too worried about it.”
Park, who was three shots behind Lewis in third place overnight, had four birdies and two bogeys for a 70.
Karrie Webb (67), Natalie Gulbis (68) and 17-year-old amateur Hyo Joo Kim (69) of South Korea were one shot behind the leaders.
“Amazingly, it was my best round of the week, but probably not my best ball-striking day,” said Webb, the 2006 Evian winner, after making six birdies. “I made a couple of nice long ones.”
Gulbis, the 2007 champion, had an eagle on the ninth hole.
“The change in my round (was) that I eagled nine,” Gulbis said. “So that definitely turned my round in the right direction.”
Cristie Kerr had a 67 to finish two shots back.
A light rain started in the morning, followed by a heavy downpour at lunchtime. But Kerr played through the worst of the weather.
Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods’s niece, was 6 under after a 70.
ATZENBRUGG, Austria Bernd Wiesberger had a 7-under 65 to win the Austrian Open by three strokes on Saturday for his second European Tour title.
The Austrian, who was four strokes off the lead going into the final round, finished with an overall 19-under 269. Shane Lowry (66) of Ireland and Thomas Levet (68) of France tied for second.
Wiesberger won the Ballantine’s Championship in April.
“It’s fantastic,” Wiesberger said. “My first win in Korea was great. But this victory in front of my home crowd can only be topped by winning a major.”
Overnight leader Thorbjorn Olesen dropped to fifth place after the Dane shot 74 with three bogeys on the back nine.
Wiesberger had four birdies in five holes around the turn. His tee shot at the 17th hit a tree and bounced to leave him in a good position to get onto the green. At the 18th, he made a 50-foot putt on the final hole.
Senior British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland Bernard Langer shot a 4-under 66 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples heading into the final round of the Senior British Open.
Couples had seven birdies in a round of 64, while Peter Fowler finished with a 65 to trail the leader by two shots.
“I’m just happy to be in the hunt with 18 holes to play,” said Langer, who won this title two years ago at Carnoustie. “There’s a lot of guys in with a chance, so I know I’ll have to shoot one of the lower scores to win.”
Americans John Cook (66) and overnight leader Gary Hallberg (73) joined England’s Barry Lane (66) at four shots back.
Couples had birdies at Nos. 1, 3 and 7, 8, 9. On the back nine, he had two birdies and dropped one shot at the 14th.
“It was a very, very good day,” Couples said. “Once I got going, I didn’t miss many shots. I hit my irons solid and when I hit them close, I made the putt.”
Tom Watson (66) and Tom Lehman (73) were seven shots behind Langer.