PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley, Scott Langley share Sony Open lead | Golf
PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley are tied for the lead, three shots ahead of third-place Tim Clark, entering Sunday's final round of the Sony Open in Honolulu.
HONOLULU — PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley will play one more round together at the Sony Open, this time with a trophy and a Masters invitation at stake.
Henley two-putted from 30 feet for a birdie on the last hole for a 3-under-par 67. That gave him a share of the lead with Langley, who shot a 65. The 23-year-olds set the tournament scoring record through 54 holes at 17-under 193 and had a three-shot lead over Tim Clark (66) in the first full-field event of the season.
The last rookie to win in his PGA Tour debut was Garrett Willis at the 2001 Tucson Open.
Henley and Langley never flinched on a warm afternoon with only a mild breeze on a Waialae Country Club course ripe for low scores.
Langley made seven birdies to offset two bogeys. Henley has been more steady, and he will carry a streak of 43 holes without a bogey into the final round.
"The Vegas odds on me winning were probably not very good," said Langley, not a betting man himself. "I hope somebody bet on me and I make him a lot of money."
Australian rookie Scott Gardiner (65) and two-time Sony runner-up Charles Howell III (67) were tied for fourth place at 13 under.
Kyle Stanley (68) of Gig Harbor was tied for 51st place at 4 under.
John Daly (79) shot a 45 on the front nine.
In a three-hole sequence that started at No. 6, Daly was 8 over. He hurt his shoulder hitting a rock on one hole and took four shots from 20 feet on the next one.
DURBAN, South Africa — Scott Jamieson of Scotland had a 4-under 68 and took a five-shot lead in the Volvo Champions, while Louis Oosthuizen faded in the third round at Durban Country Club.
Jamieson began the day a stroke behind the former British Open champion, but finished with a 15-under total to lead Oosthuizen (74), Thongchai Jaidee (73) of Thailand and Julien Quesne (67) of France in the event for European Tour winners.
Jamieson won his first European Tour title a month ago in the season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship. He is one round from earning the Durban Double.
"It's been another great day," Jamieson said.