Anthony Kim and Chez Reavie topped the leaderboard when the sun — yes, the sun — dipped below the trees at rain-drenched Glen Abbey, ending yet another long day at the Canadian Open.


Anthony Kim and Chez Reavie topped the leaderboard when the sun — yes, the sun — dipped below the trees at rain-drenched Glen Abbey, ending yet another long day at the Canadian Open.
Kim made nine birdies and an eagle in 21 holes Saturday for a share of the lead with Reavie during the suspended third round.
“Anthony and I play different games,” Reavie said. “He hits the ball really long and I don’t. So I need to stick to my game plan, hit fairways and greens and give myself opportunities to make birdies.”
The 23-year-old Kim, tied for 26th at 4 under through 15 holes when second-round play was suspended Friday night, went birdie-birdie-eagle Saturday morning for a 2-under 69, then added a bogey-free 64 in the third round to match Reavie at 15 under.
“I’ve put myself in a good position,” said Kim, a two-time winner this year. “I’m looking forward to the challenge tomorrow.”
Reavie was 2 under through 16 holes when darkness ended play on the course saturated by more than 8 inches of rain in a week. He had a 25-foot putt from the fringe on No. 17 when he called it a day.
“When we got up to 17, I didn’t want to putt. It was too dark to read my putt,” said Reavie, the 26-year-old former Arizona State player in his first PGA Tour season. “We figured we had to play 18 in the morning, so what difference does finishing 17 do.
“I’ve got to be back here at 7:30 to finish and that’s what I’ll do. Then I’ll get some rest. Somehow, I’ll figure out what to do after to get ready for my final round.”
Kim’s morning finish gave him a 7-under 29 on the back nine after he played the front nine Friday in 5-over 40. The American played the final nine holes of the second round and first nine holes of the third in 11-under 60.
“I was just trying to take it one shot at a time and chip away at that 40,” said Kim, the Wachovia Championship and AT&T National winner coming off a seventh-place tie in the British Open. “My swing’s coming back. I feel comfortable out there.”
He birdied the par-5 18th in fading light to tie Reavie.
“It was a pretty long day,” Kim said. “It’s always hard to stop and start, especially when you have some momentum like I did when I finished birdie-birdie-eagle. I would have liked to have gone off pretty soon, but that’s just the way the cards fall sometimes. You just have to deal with it and just try to keep plugging away.”
Scott McCarron had a 63 — the best round of the week — to get to 12 under. He had 11 birdies, three bogeys — all in the first four holes — and four pars.
“I didn’t even know how many birdies I made,” McCarron said. “It was just like, ‘Hit the next tee. Hit the fairway.’ That is the only thing I could control.”
Steve Marino (67) also was 12 under, and Billy Mayfair (68) followed at 11 under. Marino birdied the final five holes on the front nine.
Canadian star Mike Weir birdied four of the last five holes for 68 to join to Mark Calcavecchia (67), Sean O’Hair (67) and Nicolas Thompson (70) at 10 under. Two-time defending champion Jim Furyk was 8 under after a 67.
“I’m happy where I’m at,” Weir said. “This has been tough for everyone.”
Because of the wet conditions, players were allowed to use preferred lies in the fairways for the third straight day.
Reavie played 33 holes in 13 under Friday, shooting 65-64 for a tournament-record matching 13-under 129 total and a three-stroke lead after the completion of the suspended second round Saturday morning.
He made a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to take a three-stroke lead over Kim and Marino at 16 under, but had three bogeys, two birdies and a par on his final six holes to drop back to 15 under.
“I played really solid today,” Reavie said. “Had a couple three-putts on the back nine, but besides that, I played well.”
Bands of rain showers moved in soon after the second round finished, flooding bunkers and fairways. Third-round play was suspended because of lightning at 12:44 p.m., and rain kept the players off the course for 2 hours, 40 minutes.
Divots: Furyk won in 2006 at Hamilton and 2007 at Angus Glen. ... Reavie has an apparel deal with Toronto-based Quagmire Golf. ... The winner will receive $900,000 from the $5 million purse.


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Cook takes Senior British Open lead
By Robert Millward
AP Sports Writer
TROON, Scotland (AP) — John Cook took a one-stroke lead in the Senior British Open on Saturday, shooting a 4-under 67 to capitalize on the midround collapse of fellow American Bruce Vaughan.
Vaughan birdied the par-3 eighth to take a three-shot lead at 7-under, but then bogeyed four straight and Cook rolled in a 4-foot birdie at 13 for a two-stroke lead at Royal Troon.
The 50-year-old Cook, who was runner-up to Nick Faldo at the British Open at Muirfield 16 years ago, goes into Sunday’s final round at 6-under 207, leading Vaughan by one shot as he chases his first major on the Seniors tour.
“It’s not that it would redeem (1992), but it would certainly help in my way. I won 11 times on Tour and that’s not bad. I didn’t capture a major unfortunately. I had a few chances I didn’t capitalize on and that part is missing. I feel incomplete without having a major.”
Vaughan came back with a birdie at No. 18 for a 69 and was one stroke ahead of Eduardo Romero, who had a 68. Tom Watson and Bernhard Langer both shot 71 and were another three shots back. Greg Norman, who had a bogey-free 67, was tied for sixth at 1-over 214.
“I know that there are a lot of tournament winners behind me, a lot of good players and that’s what you want,” Cook said. “I came over here to win this championship and if I do the things that I’m supposed to know how to do. You have to be patient and hit quality golf shots tomorrow and let it fall where it falls.”
Norman was unhappy that he didn’t get any breaks on the green, despite tying his best round of the championship so far. Starting the day eight shots off the lead, Norman picked up three in the first nine when he birdied the first, fourth and sixth holes. He made another birdie at 16, but said his score should have been lower.
“Not very happy to tell you the truth,” said Norman, who nearly became the oldest winner of a PGA Tour major last weekend at the British Open. “There wasn’t anything wrong with my game today and I even felt like I putted great, but didn’t make anything and I’m very disappointed.
“If you’re playing well there are some shots you have to be aggressive with today, and I was. I hit them great. I didn’t capitalize on my round. It was really the worst score I could have shot.”
The sun shone for the third day running at these links on the west coast of Scotland, but the wind changed direction for the third time.
“We have played three completely different conditions,” Cook said. “This was another different golf course.”
Vaughan, who was tied for the lead after the opening round, blamed himself for dropping four shots around the turn.
“I hit the wrong club off the tee (at the ninth) and had to chip out, I missed a short putt at 10, hit a bad shot at 11. At 12 I hit a good shot, but got the wrong yardage and I tried to chip it up but it flew clear over (the green) by 30 yards.”