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Crenshaw Breaks Out

Compiled From Wire Services

Ben Crenshaw rolled in a 30-foot putt on the 18th to break out of a six-way logjam and take the lead in the Phoenix Open.

Until his dramatic birdie on the final hole, Crenshaw was headed into the final round of the $1.3 million tournament tied with five others at 10-under-par 203.

Pullman’s Kirk Triplett was tied for fifth with nine golfers who are 7-under-par. Twenty golfers are within four strokes of the lead.

At Manila, Philippines, Fred Couples shot a 5-under par 67 and took a 2-stroke lead after three rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Couples had a 54-hole total of 206, 10-under at Orchard Golf and Country Club.

Michael Campbell of New Zealand fired a 66 and was second at 208. Nick Price, the second-round leader and the world’s top-ranked player last year, shot a 71 for a 209 total and fell into a third-place tie with Robert Allenby of Australia and Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.

At Vera Beach, Fla., veteran Sally Little and second-year player Leigh Ann Mills teamed up for a birdie on the final hole in near darkness to tie for the firstround lead in the Treasure Coast Classic scramble event.

Thirty-two two-pro teams are competing in the tournament worth $50,000 to the winning duo, concluding today.

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