The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 28, 2013

Pro golf roundup: Bohn stays near the top in Ontario


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OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Hunter Mahan gave up the lead in the Canadian Open when his wife went into labor, and Brandt Snedeker grabbed the top spot a few hours later Saturday.

Meanwhile, former Mifflinburg resident Jason Bohn, who finished ninth a week ago at the Sanderson Farms Open, moved closer to the lead, along with Matt Kuchar, each at 12-under.

Mahan was 13 under after two rounds when he got a call saying wife, Kandi, had gone into labor with their first child. The American rushed to the airport for a flight to Texas.

Snedeker had a 9-under 63 at Glen Abbey to take the lead after the rain-delayed third round. There were scattered showers and an 80-minute delay because of lightning.

Sweden's David Lingmerth was a stroke back after a 65. Kuchar had a 64, and Bohn shot 66.

Dustin Johnson also shot 63, good for a tie for fifth at 11 under with John Merrick (72), Greg Owen (67), Charley Hoffman (67) and Kyle Stanley (66).

Merrick, two strokes behind Mahan on Friday after a matching the course record with a second-round 62, played alone in the third round after Mahan withdrew. Merrick declined to playoff alongside a non-scoring marker.

David Hearn was the top Canadian, shooting a 68 to reach 5 under. Mike Weir was 3 under after a 73.

n Langer takes lead at Senior British

SOUTHPORT, England -- Bernhard Langer seized a three-shot lead after the third round of the Senior British Open on Saturday, mastering Royal Birkdale with superb links play for a 4-under 66.

Langer shared the overnight lead with American Mark Wiebe but birdied three of his first seven holes to jump in front on his own. David Frost of South Africa shot his third straight 68 to sit alone in second place, while Wiebe only managed a 70 to drop into third, four shots back.

n Then wins US Girls' Junior

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Gabriella Then won the U.S. Girls' Junior on Saturday, spoiling Lakareber Abe's bid to become the first black female individual champion in U.S. Golf Association history.

Then, the 17-year-old Upland, Calif., player who will be a freshman at Southern California, beat Abe 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Sycamore Hills.

The 17-year-old Abe, from Angleton, Texas, missed a chance to join Tiger Woods, Bill Wright and Alton Duhon as the only black individual winners in USGA play. Abe will be a senior in high school and plans to attend Alabama in 2014.