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Golf: Lehman chases Disney glory

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posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 10:22 AM
Former Open champion Tom Lehman is getting used to leading at the three-quarter point on the PGA Tour and this weekend he is focused on completing the job.

Lehman shared the lead with Briny Baird after the third round at the Funai Classic at Disney World, marking the third successive week he has been at least the joint leader going into the final 18 holes.

The 1996 Open champion, Lehman made his move with a five-under-par 67 highlighted by an eagle from 88 yards at the 13th hole at the Magnolia course.

"As I said the last couple of weeks, I've got nothing to lose and everything to gain," said Lehman, who fell short in his victory bids in the past two weeks, finishing tied for second in Las Vegas and fourth in Greensboro.

He and Baird (68) are level at 17-under 199, one shot ahead of Scott Verplank (65), while Cameron Beckman (68) is two behind.

Four others trail by three shots, including defending champion Vijay Singh, who moved into contention for his ninth victory of the year thanks to an impressive 65.

Lehman has not played badly on the past two Sundays but simply has not gone low enough on courses which were there for the taking.


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