Rookies Henley, Langley lead Sony Open
13 Jan 2013 - 05:16:53
PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley continued to set the pace, sharing a three-shot lead after three rounds of the US PGA Tour Sony Open.
Overnight leader Henley had three birdies without a bogey in his three-under par 67 while Langley -- the first-round leader -- carded a five-under par 65 to grab his share of the lead on 17-under par 193.
They dueled for the lead during Saturday's round and finished the day sharing a 54-hole scoring record for the tournament, improving on the 194 set by John Huston in 1998 and equaled by Brad Faxon in 2001.
Henley and Langley, who tied for low amateur honors at the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, will play together for the fourth straight day on Sunday.
South Africa's Tim Clark, aiming to rebound this season after a 2012 campaign in which he was hampered by injury, carded his second straight 66 for a 14-under total of 196.
Charles Howell, a two-time runner-up at this tournament carded a 67 on the par-70 Waialae Country Club course and was tied with Australian Scott Gardiner (65) on 13-under 197.
Langley, who started the third round two strokes behind Henley, pulled even with his fifth birdie of the day at the 10th.
He finished with seven birdies and two bogeys, twice pulling ahead of Henley who seized his share of the lead with a birdie at the par-five 18th.