Perry leads Colonial pack

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Kenny Perry matched the Colonial record with a nine-under par round of 61 on Saturday to move to 17-under for an eight-stroke lead after three rounds.

Perry leads Colonial pack

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With the focus back on the leaders after Annika Sorenstam missed the cut, Kenny Perry matched the Colonial record with a nine-under par round of 61 on Saturday to move to 17-under for an eight-stroke lead after three rounds. With the largest lead after 54 holes on the tour this season, Perry is in position for a record-breaking win at the Colonial. He is already one stroke ahead of Fulton Allem's record-low 16-under par victory in 1993. Even with Perry's record performance, there was a more traditional feel after Annika Sorenstam finished her historic appearance as the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour. She missed the cut by four strokes at five over par. Thousands of spectators were still on the course, as would be normal for a weekend round. But they were spread throughout the 7,080-yard layout and not crammed along the ropes and following Sorenstam for every hole. Hal Sutton, who had a hole-in-one at the 188-yard 16th hole, shot a five-under par round of 65 and was tied with Stewart Cink (66) and Jeff Sluman (67) for fourth - 10 strokes behind Perry at seven-under par. Phil Mickelson shot a round of 68 on Saturday and was amongst a group of seven players at five-under par. South Africa's Rory Sabbatini was the closest to Perry and is at nine-under par after his third round of 67, that started with an eagle, while Jim Furyk shot a one under par round of 69 to sit nine strokes off the pace. (AP)



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