Kuchar leads by 2 at Memorial

Updated: June 1, 2013


Matt Kuchar posted his second straight 70 on
Saturday and that gave him a 2-stroke lead after three rounds of the Memorial

Kuchar, who earned his fifth PGA Tour title earlier this year, ended 54 holes
at 8-under-par 208.

Kevin Chappell matched the low round of the day with his 4-under 68. That
helped him jump into a share of second place at minus-6. Kyle Stanley managed
a 1-over 73 to end alongside Chappell in a share of second place.

Second-round leader Bill Haas struggled to a 4-over 76. He fell into a tie for
fourth place at 5-under 211. He was joined there by Matt Jones (70) and Justin
Rose (71).

Charl Schwartzel had the lead early in the third round, but played the final
11 holes in 8-over par. He stumbled to a 4-over 76, that left him tied for
seventh with J.J. Henry (68), Scott Piercy (71) and Adam Scott (69).

Tiger Woods played the back nine first in round three and carded an 8-over 44.
He got one back with three birdies and two bogeys on the front side as he shot
7-over 79. Woods shares 69th place at 8-over 224.

The 44 Woods shot was the worst 9-hole score of his career. He had shot 43 on
three previous occasions.

The second round was completed earlier Saturday after being suspended by
darkness on Friday. Players went off split tees in threesomes for the third
round to beat forecasted thunderstorms.