Houston chance for Jim & Jamie; Seamus 11 back; Zhang rides luck of the Irish
Jamie Lovemark

Jamie Lovemark

PGA Tour — Jim Herman and Jamie Lovemark share the lead in the Shell Houston Open where a win for either would secure a Masters debut next week.

Herman, 38, shot a  five under 67 as 28 year old Lovemark posted a 70 to leave them tied on 11-under par, just one stroke ahead of Sweden's Henrik Stenson (66), Dustin Johnson (70) and Russell Hensley (68).

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth and No. 5 Rickie Fowler, remained in contention at six under and seven under after 70s. Scores

Seamus 11 back in Brasil

Web.com Tour — Seamus Power is tied for 36th heading into the final round of the Brasil Champions presented by Embrase in Sao Paolo.
The West Waterford player is on eight under par and 11 shots behind Andrew Svoboda of the US, who added another 65 to previous rounds of 64 and 65 to lead by one stroke from Bhavik Patel (62 67 66) on 19 under par. Scores

Zhang still buzzing in Azalea Invitational

Azalea Invitational — John Greene might have missed the cut but he will bask in the reflected glory if teen sensation Andy Zhang goes on to feed off the luck of the Irish and lift the prestigious Azalea Invitational today.

As he carded a third round 78 to finish on 11 over par at the Country Club of Charleston, missing the 54-hole but by just four shots, the Portmarnock and Carlow stalwart will have been tempted to delay his departure to cheer his young Chinese pal to victory.

Having played alongside Greene for two day, Beijing native Zhang was left to his own devices on Saturday and shot a third successive 67 to lead by three strokes from Patrick Christovich on 12 under par.

While Cole Hammer, who also had the experience of playing alongside 2010 South of Ireland winner Greene over the first two days, slipped back to tied 23rd after a 73, Zhang's remains inspired.


As the 2010 South of Ireland champion, Greene will be looking to see if Rory McIlroy can win his own green jacket as he joins 1990 South of Ireland winner Darren Clarke and 2000 winner Graeme McDowell in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National.