Browne retains Senior lead

Sun, 31 Jul 05:39:00 2011

Olin Browne broke a three-round US Senior Open record in taking a two-shot lead into the final round in Toledo, Ohio.

- Browne retains Senior lead

Browne shot a third round of 65, six-under par, to move two shots ahead of nearest rival Mark O'Meara, who was only one stroke back at the halfway stage.

The 54-hole total of 15-under par†beats South African Simon Hobday’s score at Pinehurst†in 1994 by one shot.

O’Meara is four strokes clear of†third-placed golfers Mark Calcavecchia (69),†Peter Senior (68),†Joey Sindelar (69)†and†Jeff Sluman (65).

Browne is yet to win a tournament on the senior tour, never mind a Major.

“It would be great [to win], obviously,” he said. “Any time you can put that kind of a championship on your resume it’s a tremendous accomplishment.

"I haven’t gotten one. I would love to have one.”

There were four days of rain at Inverness prior to the tournament, which has allowed players to record very low scores.

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