Janzen, Putnam lead Pebble Beach Invitational
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Lee Janzen scrambled to a par 72, dropping into a share of the lead with Andrew Putnam, who shot a 2-under on a rainy Saturday, after three rounds at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.
Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open winner, played bogey-free for the first two rounds but had three bogies and three birdies at Del Monte on Saturday and is 11-under for the tournament.
''I chipped pretty well,'' Janzen said. ''I just had to battle all day long. I hit some bad shots. I was hard to hit good shots in the rain all day long. I didn't hole any putts. I made one putt outside of three feet the whole day.''
Putnam, a PGA Tour rookie, birdied three of the final four holes and had six birdies overall, but also had two bogeys and a double bogey, also on Del Monte.
''It was certainly tough conditions out there with the rain and the wind,'' said Putnam. ''I started off well, but then I struggled a bit. I expected it was going to happen. It was tough out there.''
Tommy Armour, a late entrant who won the event in 2007 and 2008, is alone in third at 9 under following a 66 at Del Monte.
Tommy Gainey, who won the tournament in 2012, had the day's low round, a 65 at Spyglass Hill. He's at 8 under with Thomas Pieters of Belgium, the 2012 NCAA champion, who shot 68 at Pebble Beach.
Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam shot 72 at Pebble Beach and missed the cut at 8-over par in the event featuring professionals from the four major pro tours as well as mini tour players and cub pros.
The cut of the top-40 pro scorers and ties was 1-over 217. Former tournament winners Kirk Triplett and Olin Browne of the Champions Tour, John Mallinger of the Web.com Tour and Harrison Frazar of the PGA Tour all missed the cut.
Mina Harigae, the four-year LPGA veteran, was the only woman to make the cut. She shot a 75 at Del Monte and is at even-par 216 for the tournament.
First-round leader Tony Finau, a PGA Tour rookie who opened with a 63 at Del Monte, had a 72 at Pebble Beach and is among seven players at 2-under 214.
Bobby Clampett of the Champions Tour, who won the tournament in 1979 as an amateur, had a 69 at Spyglass and is among six players at 213.