McDowell falls into share of lead at Andalucia Masters

SOTOGRANDE, Spain — Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shot a 1-over 72 on Saturday in windy conditions for a share of the third-round lead in the Andalucia Masters with countryman Gareth Maybin.

Maybin had a 70 at Valderrama to match McDowell, the U.S. Open champion, at 6 under.

Ireland's Damien McGrane (70) and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez (71) were 2 under, and Spain's Sergio Garcia (69) and Thomas Bjorn (71) were 1 under.

Martin Kaymer, who needs to win or finish second to take the top spot in the world ranking from Tiger Woods, had a 70 to drop nine strokes behind the leaders.

LPGA Hana Bank Championship

At Incheon, South Korea, South Korea's Song-Hee Kim birdied four holes in a row on the front nine and finished with her second straight 4-under 68 for a one-stroke lead over defending champion Na Yeon Choi in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship.

Choi also shot a 68 on Sky 72 Golf Club's Ocean Course.

Vicky Hurst was third at 6 under after a 70. Juli Inkster, the 50-year-old Hall of Famer who bogeyed the final hole last week in Malaysia to finish a stroke behind winner Jimin Kang, was three strokes back at 5 under after a 68.

Inkster is trying to become the oldest LPGA Tour winner.

Asia Pacific Classic

At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ben Crane birdied three of the last four holes for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead in the Asia Pacific Classic, the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia.

Crane had a 16-under 197 total at The Mines Resort and Golf Club.

AT&T Championship

At San Antonio, Larry Nelson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Jay Don Blake, Steve Lowery and Chien Soon Lu in the AT&T Championship, the Champions Tour's final full-field event of the year.

Nationwide Tour Championship

At Charleston, S.C., Brendan Steele put himself in great position to earn a 2011 PGA Tour card, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a five-stroke lead in the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship.

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