Lucas Glover increased his lead to two strokes in the Zurich Classic to remain in position for his first victory in two years.
The 2009 US Open winner shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to reach 14 under at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.
‘‘Some windier conditions than expected,’’ Glover said. ‘‘But started up one, now I'm up two, so can’t be too upset. The good stuff is still there.’’
Glover birdied the eighth and ninth holes to get to 14 under, and opened a three-stroke lead at 15 under with a short birdie putt on the par-5 11th. But he failed to make par from the fringe on the par-3 14th to drop back to 14 under. He missed a 10-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole and tapped in for birdie.
Kyle Stanley, Jimmy Walker, Billy Horschel, and D.A. Points were tied for second. Stanley had a 65, Walker and Horschel shot 66, and Points had a 70.
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur, shot a 77 to drop to 2 over — last among the 71 players who made the cut. He will play in a US Open qualifier in two weeks in Dallas.
LPGA — Carlota Ciganda shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over the world’s No. 1 player and a tour rookie into the final round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving.
Ciganda had only one bogey in the third round. Even after driving right into a concrete drainage ditch on No. 12, the Spaniard hit the half-submerged ball out of the water to about 10 feet and made the birdie putt. She was at 11-under 202 after her second 66 of the week.
Top-ranked Inbee Park from South Korea finished her 67 with consecutive birdies. Caroline Masson, the leader after each of the first two rounds, recovered from an opening double bogey for a 69 that included a birdie at the par-5 18th.
Champions — Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake shot an 11-under-par 61 in the second round of the Champion’s Tour better-ball tournament to take a one shot lead.
Chapman and Blake are 17-under for the tournament at the Club at Savannah (Ga.) Harbor.
Five teams, including 18-hole leaders Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman, are a shot back.
Blake and Chapman combined for a bogey-free round. Chapman made birdie putts on six straight holes to start the second nine and Blake holed out from a greenside bunker for a birdie on No. 8, their 17th hole of the day.
European — Alex Noren of Sweden leads by one stroke at the Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul after shooting a 3-under 69 in the third round following his earlier 67 in the rain-delayed second round Saturday.
After two days of delays, the event got back on track despite the cold and windy conditions at the Blackstone Course.