ACE GROUP CLASSIC
NAPLES, Fla. -- Mike McCullough shot a 3-under 69 to take a two-stroke lead over Hale Irwin and Mark James in The ACE Group Classic. The 59-year-old McCullough, seeking his third Champions Tour victory, had a 9-under 135 total on the TwinEagles course. Irwin, the 50-and-over tour's career victory leader with 41, shot a 70. James had a 68. Curtis Strange, playing his first Champions Tour event, followed his opening 74 with a 71. The two-time U.S. Open champion was tied for 32nd, 10 strokes back.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Defending champion Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand shot a 5-under 67 to take a six-stroke lead in the Malaysian Open. Thongchai's 19-under 197 total matched the second-lowest 54-hole mark in Asian golf history. India's Jyoti Randhawa (65) was second at 13 under on the Saujana course. Ireland's Padraig Harrington (67), Sweden's Henrik Stenson (71), Thailand's Prom Meesawat (71) were 12 under.
JACOB'S CREEK OPEN
ADELAIDE, Australia -- Australia's Steve Bowditch shot an even-par 72 to take a three-stroke lead over long-hitting American Brent Schwarzrock after the third round of the Jacob's Creek Open. Bowditch had a 10-under 134 total at Royal Adelaide in the event co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour and Australasian circuit. Schwarzrock shot a 70.