Van Pelt shoots 65 to take Canadian Open lead

Bo Van Pelt watches his shot on the 18th hole during Round 3 of the Canadian Open at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.
Bo Van Pelt watches his shot on the 18th hole during Round 3 of the Canadian Open at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, July 23, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Bo Van Pelt birdied four of his last five holes, including the final two, to finish with 65 on Saturday and a one stroke lead after three rounds at the RBC Canadian Open.

Canadian Adam Hadwin, playing on a sponsor’s exemption, missed a 12-foot birdie putt on 18 to finish with a 68, and alone in second at 4-under 206.

Andres Romero (67) and first-round leader Kris Blanks (69) are tied for third, two shots back, after another tough day in the thick rough along the tight, tree-lined Shaugnessy Golf and Country Club.

John Daly, who four-putted No. 18 for triple-bogey Friday, shot 67 and is in a group of four at 2 under with Sean O Hair (66), Aron Price (69), and Geoff Ogilvy (70) heading into Sunday’s final round.