Walker Seizes Control At Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, Calif. — Jimmy Walker had a hot hand in the cold wind Saturday and built a six-shot lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Walker made his first bogey of the tournament, and that hardly slowed him. He countered with five birdies in 30 mph gusts at Monterey Peninsula for a 4-under 67.
That left Walker on the verge of winning for the third time in this young PGA Tour season. He was at 13-under 202.
Tim Wilkinson of New Zealand had a 69 and Hunter Mahan had a 72, both at Monterey Peninsula. They were at 7-under 208.
Jordan Spieth, tied with Walker going into the third round, and had to face Pebble Beach, a brute in this wind. He was 5 over and unlikely to finish his round. gfg
U.S. Women Rout Russia
Boca Raton, Fla. — Carli Lloyd and Christen Press each scored twice to help the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Russia 7-0 on Saturday in an exhibition game.
Abby Wambach entered 14 minutes into the second half and scored the seventh goal in the 67th minute. She has a record 164 international goals.
Heather O’Reilly and Sydney Leroux also scored.
The United States had a 32-3 shots advantage and Russia only had one shot on goal.
The teams will play again Wednesday night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.