Ozaki leads qualifying tournament

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

Japan's Joe Ozaki shot a 1-over 73 to take a two-stroke lead over six players after the third round of the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament.

Ozaki leads qualifying tournament

Calimesa: Japan's Joe Ozaki shot a 1-over 73 to take a two-stroke lead over six players after the third round of the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament on Friday.He had an even-par 216 total on the PGA of Southern California Golf Club course."It was very tough playing today with the wind. It was harder than yesterday. I'm very tired," said Ozaki, a 32-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour."The short putts were hard and playing downwind was also difficult. But I'm very pleased to be at even-par after three rounds."Kirk Hanefeld (68), Rick Karbowski (70), Scott Masingill (72), Brad Fabel (72), Canada's Norm Jarvis (70) and England's Bill Longmuir (74) were tied at 2 over.The top seven players in the six-round tournament will earn full 2006 exemptions, while the next eight will gain partial exemptions. (AP)

Topics : Golf Japan
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