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Parnevik takes Honda lead

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Jesper Parnevik shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday for a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the Honda Classic.

Parnevick's 18-under total of 198 at Heron Bay eclipsed J.P. Hayes' 54-hole tournament record of 200 set last year.

Mark Calcavecchia (66) was 15 under, followed by Geoff Oglivy (65) and Dan Forsman (65) at 14 under.

Lee Janzen tied the course record with a 64 but was five strokes back along with John Daly, who shot a 67.

Ty Tryon, a 16-year-old high school sophomore who became the second-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event, shot a 2-under 70 and was 6 under (tied for 51st) heading into the final round.

WELCH'S-CIRCLE K CHAMPIONSHIP: At Tucson, Ariz., defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Welch's-Circle K Championship.

Sorenstam finished with a record 54-hole total of 16-under 200 and a two-shot lead on Se Ri Pak.

First- and second-round leader Jen Hanna wilted under the pressure of the hard greens of the Randolph Park North course, wind gusts to 32 mph and a head-to-head pairing with Sorenstam, but managed two birdies on the back nine to shoot 72 and finish third, three shots off the lead.

Dottie Pepper, the 1995 champion, was alone at 204, with Laura Diaz, Dorothy Delasin and Deb Richard at 205.

Michele Redman, whose ace on the 177-yard 11th hole helped her salvage a 69, Brandie Burton, Grace Park and Becky Iverson were at 206.

FLORIDA CLASSIC: At Gainesville, Fla., John Patterson fired a 7-under 64 Saturday for a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Florida Classic, the season-opening event on the Tour.

Patterson had nine birdies en route to a three-round total of 11-under 202.

Lee Rinker (67), Mike Heinen (68) and Ryuji Imada (68) are one stroke off the lead. Jeff Freeman (65), Brian Tennyson (66) and second-round co-leader Rod Pampling (71) are two strokes off the pace at 204.

QATAR MASTERS: At Doha, Qatar, Angel Cabrera of Argentina shot a 5-under-par 67 to share a one-stroke lead with Robert Karlsson of Sweden after three rounds of the Qatar Masters.

SBC SENIOR CLASSIC: At Santa Clarita, Calif., Larry Nelson's 8-under-par 64 tied the course record and moved him into a tie with Jim Colbert for the lead in the SBC Senior PGA Classic.

Colbert finished the second round with a 67. The duo was at 10-under 134 and will play together in Sunday's final round.

Jim Ahern's 67 left him at 9-under and tied with last week's winner, Jose Maria Canizares (70), for third place.

Graham Marsh moved into sole possession of fifth place with a 67 and an 8-under total. Gary McCord and Bob Eastwood were at 6 under.