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GLADSTONE, N.J. -- Brittany Lincicome and Juli Inkster spoiled a possible Michelle Wie-Annika Sorenstam final in the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship. The long-hitting Lincicome knocked out Wie with a 4-and-3 victory in the quarterfinals, and the 46-year-old Inkster beat Sorenstam 1-up with a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole -- moments after Sorenstam missed a 6-footer. The 16-year-old Wie, winless in 30 starts on the LPGA Tour, beat Se Ri Pak 2 and 1 in their morning third-round match, but fell behind early against the 20-year-old Lincicome. Sorenstam was 3-up after eight holes and 2-up after 11 before Inkster fought her way back. Inkster has thrived in match play, going 5-1 in Solheim Cup singles and winning 18 straight matches in her 1980-82 U.S. Women's Amateur victories. The Hall of Fame member will face fifth-seeded Paula Creamer in the semifinals today on the Hamilton Farm course. Creamer beat fourth-seeded Karrie Webb 3 and 2. Lincicome will meet No. 3 Lorena Ochoa, a 3-and-2 winner over Sophie Gustafson.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Tom Watson shot a 66 to keep him in the lead at the U.S. Senior Open, while Loren Roberts charged into contention with an 8-under-par 62 that broke the mark for the lowest 18-hole score in any USGA Open championship. Roberts recorded eight birdies and no bogeys on the narrow 6,646-yard Prairie Dunes layout, and had eight one-putts on the front nine. The three-time winner on this year's Champion's Tour birdied five of the first eight holes en route to breaking the record of 63, which was shared by seven people, including Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Vijay Singh. His 62 tied for the lowest 18-hole score in any of the 13 USGA national championships. Watson's second straight 66 left him 8 under through three rounds, two strokes ahead of defending champion Allen Doyle and three up on Roberts, who started the day 3 over and tied for 15th place. Peter Jacobsen's 68 put him four strokes back, tied with Mark James.
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Jose Manuel Lara of Spain shot a 5-under 67 to take over the lead of the European Open from Bradley Dredge after three rounds. Dredge led by five strokes after three birdies on the first five holes, but dropped five shots on his final six holes and fell into a three-way tie for seventh with Paul Casey and Steven O'Hara. Lara's 54-hole total of 207 put him at 9 under, a stroke ahead of England's Anthony Wall, who shot 70. There was a four-way tie for third among Darren Clarke (72), Stephen Dodd (73), Jamie Spence (69) and Simon Khan (68).
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