Couples builds lead at Charles Schwab Cup

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

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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.