Couples builds lead at Charles Schwab Cup

Fred Couples during the third round of the Champions Tour's 2013 Senior Players Championship.

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Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Memphis, TN - Desert Mountain Club (Cochise)

6:35:36 PM ET. 10/31/2014

1Jay Haas-817-12
2Tom Pernice Jr.-315-8
3Kenny Perry-216-6
T4Fred Couples-6F-5
T4Michael Allen-4F-5
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SAN FRANCISCO — Fred Couples extended his lead to five strokes Saturday after the third round of the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Winless this season, Couples shot a 3-under 68 to reach 15-under 198 at TPC Harding Park.

Mark O'Meara was second after a 67. Defending champion Tom Lehman had the best round of the day, a 65, to join Bart Bryant and Peter Senior at 9 under. Bryant shot 70, and Senior had a 72.

Charles Schwab Cup points leader Kenny Perry was tied for seventh at 7 under after a 67. Bernhard Langer, needing a victory and help to catch Perry, also was 7 under after a 71.

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