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Ko, 15, leads Canadian Women's Open

Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Canadian Women's Open in Coquitlam, British Columbia, in her bid to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history, shooting an even-par 72. The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander had an 8-under 208 total at Vancouver Golf Club.

Also trying to become the fifth amateur winner and first since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine's Invitational, Ko won the U.S. Women's Amateur two weeks ago. In January, she won the New South Wales Open in Australia at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event.

Lexi Thompson is the youngest LPGA Tour winner, taking the Navistar LPGA Classic last September at 16.

Jenkins takes 3-shot lead at Boeing Classic

Tom Jenkins holed out for eagle on the par-4 third hole and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a three-shot lead in the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash. Jenkins, 64, is trying to become the oldest winner in Champions Tour history. Mike Fetchick was 63 when he won the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational. Jenkins had a 9-under 135 total at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Willie Wood was second after a 68. Defending champion Mark Calcavecchia, the first-round leader, had a 73 to finish at 6 under, along with Mark O'Meara, David Eger, Mike Reid and Jay Don Blake. O'Meara had a 64, the best round of the day.

Lawrie leads Johnnie Walker

Scotland's Paul Lawrie shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship in Gleneagles, Scotland. Lawrie had a 204 total on the PGA Centenary Course. France's Romain Wattel was second after a 63.


Hamlin holds off Edwards at Bristol

Denny Hamlin won for the first time at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway with a calculated late pass. Hamlin flirted with Carl Edwards for the lead late in the race and set up his move with 39 laps remaining. Hamlin used a slide move to get past Edwards, then held on as Edwards tried to use a cross-over move to get back in front. It didn't work for Edwards, and Hamlin drove away for his third victory of the season. Jimmie Johnson finished second and clinched a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. also locked down spots in the 12-driver field. Jeff Gordon was third, followed by Brian Vickers and Marcos Ambrose.WNBA

Sparks beat Liberty

Kristi Toliver scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 12 points, five rebounds and four blocks to help the host Los Angeles Sparks (19-6) beat the Liberty, 87-62, for their ninth straight win. Cappie Pondexter had 20 points and Plenette Pierson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Liberty (9-14).


Isner claims Winston-Salem title

John Isner battled through a third-set tiebreaker to beat Tomas Berdych, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (11-9), for his second straight Winston-Salem Open (N.C.) title. Isner, seeded second and ranked 10th, had 22 aces. -- AP

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