Allred falls back into tie for 24th at Utah

SANDY, Utah — Ashland High alum Jason Allred had three bogies on the back nine and shot a 3-over-par 74 to fall into an eight-way tie for 24th place heading into the final round at Willow Creek Country Club on Saturday.

Allred, who started the day in fourth, is 7-under par through three rounds, nine strokes behind co-leaders J.J. Killeen and Jeff Gove.

Allred birdied twice in the first five holes to get to 12-under par before derailing his championship hopes with a double-bogey on the par-3 seventh hole followed by bogeys on Nos. 10, 13 and 14. He ranks 12th in driving distance, averaging 306.2 yards per drive.

U.S. Senior Open

At Toledo, Ohio, unflappable Olin Browne fought off the heat to shoot a 65 and forge a two-shot lead over Mark O'Meara through the third round of the U.S. Senior Open.

Browne, never a winner in his three years of competition since turning 50, set the tournament record for lowest score through 54 holes. After a record-tying 64 followed by a 69, he's at 15-under 198.

O'Meara, winner of the 1998 Masters and British Open, had a 66 in a head-to-head duel. Playing in the same pairing, he pulled even with Browne with a birdie at the ninth hole but Browne had five birdies on the tough back nine.

Six shots off the pace at 9-under 204 are Jeff Sluman, Peter Senior, Joey Sindelar and Mark Calcavecchia.

Women's British Open

At Carnoustie, Scotland, Caroline Masson of Germany shot a 4-under 68 to double her lead to two strokes after the third round.

The 22-year-old Masson made three birdies in the front nine and three on the back to hold off a late charge from Yani Tseng. The top-ranked Taiwenese player closed within a shot at one point after picking up five strokes in as many holes, including an eagle.

Masson has totaled 15-under 201.

Catriona Matthew of Scotland leads the home challenge, but she is six shots off the pace after hitting a 68. Inbee Park of South Korea is also at 207 for a share of third place.

Greenbrier Classic

At White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Anthony Kim shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round.

Kim is at 10-under 200 on the Old White TPC course. Tour rookie Scott Stallings shot 66 to move into second place at 9 under. Gary Woodland (67) and Webb Simpson (69) are two shots back.

Simpson was the second round co-leader with Brendon de Jonge. De Jonge shot 72 to fall five strokes behind.

Kim's best round of the year left him with a chance to earn a spot in next week's Bridgestone Invitational with a win. His last win came a year ago at the Shell Houston Open before he underwent thumb surgery and took three months off.

Irish Open

At Killarney, Ireland, David Howell, Richard Green and Simon Dyson are in a three-way tie after three rounds.

Homegrown stars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell fell out of contention with 72s on a wet, windy day.

England veteran Howell shot a 7-under 64 for the best score of the day. England's Dyson and Australia's Green both shot 67 as many in the pared-down field struggled with blustery, damp conditions.

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland also shot a 68 and was two shots behind the leaders.

McIlroy had a terrible start, double-bogeying the first and eighth holes. He also bogeyed the par-3 third as his wind-blown tee shot sailed left into a stream. He's eight shots behind the leaders.

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