NAPLES, Fla. — Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair took a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, birdieing the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under 61.
“We got pretty hot,” O’Hair said. “Kenny did a great job when I wasn’t in the hole ... then I did a pretty good job when Kenny wasn’t in the hole.”
Perry and O’Hair were 19 under overall, two strokes ahead of first-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker at Tiburon Golf Club. Love and Snedeker had a 65.
The round was delayed by heavy rain and wind for 1 hour, 50 minutes.
O’Hair chipped in for birdie on No. 13 just ahead of the downpour. But the two didn’t let the delay affect them. Perry birdied Nos. 14 and 15, O’Hair birdied Nos. 16 and 17, and Perry made one on the last hole.
“It was amazing,” said Perry, who won the event in 2005 and 2008. “We come back right out of the hopper and birdie the last five holes.”
Senden leads by two: In Sydney, Australian John Senden had an eagle and two birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Open.
Senden, the 2006 champion, had a three-round total of 7-under 209 in tough, windy conditions at The Lakes.
Englishman Justin Rose, who also shot 70, was in second place.
Feng wins Dubai by five shots: In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Shanshan Feng of China won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title. Feng had an eagle, two birdies and a bogey to total 21-under 267 at Emirates Golf Club.
Clark, Madsen lead in Durban after two-day delay: In Durban, South Africa, Morten Orum Madsen made a late charge to match Tim Clark’s 5-under 60 Saturday on a shortened course and shared the first-round lead at the rain-delayed Nelson Mandela Championship.
South Africa’s Clark had six birdies and one bogey in the European Tour season opener, which started after the first two days were washed out.
Schwartzel up by five in Thailand: In Chon Buri, Thailand, overnight leader Charl Schwartzel of South Africa had a 4-under 68 Saturday to extend his lead over Daniel Chopra of Sweden to five shots after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship. Schwartzel is at 18-under 198.