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Walker positioned for Sunday run, Ko and Rose collect victories

Jimmy Walker current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) ***Local Caption*** Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker current official PGA TOUR headshot
(Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) ***Local Caption*** Jimmy Walker

Final Round update — PGA Tour — Shriners PGA TOURHospitals for Children Open — TPC Summerlin — Las Vegas, Nevada —

PGA Tour rookie Brett Stegmaier slept on the 54-hole lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas in just his second official start as a member.

Stegmaier (13-under) looked comfortable playing Saturday in the third round as an overnight co-leader at TPC Summerlin. But, the pressure will certainly reach a new level for the final round.

The 32-year-old rookie leads Morgan Hoffmann — who is also looking for his maiden PGA Tour victory — by a shot. The tee off at 1 p.m. local time. But, look for someone in the pack at 11-under and two back to make a move early.

The group at T-3 features Jimmy Walker — who has five wins in the last two seasons between October and April. The veteran, who represented the U.S. in the Presidents Cup earlier this month, is the favorite to win. But, watch out of Kevin Na at 11-under.

Several contenders in Vegas

Several contenders in Vegas

Na, who won this title in 2011, lost in a playoff last week to open the 2015-2016 campaign.

Jason Bohn, who finished runner-up in Las Vegas in 2013, headlines a group at 10-under. Bohn was in the mix for a win last week at the Frys.com Open.

Other Golf News:

  • Lydia Ko (20-under) returned to the top spot in women’s golf with a nine-shot victory at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship. It marked her 5th triumph of 2015.
  • Ko became the youngest player in women’s golf to reach 10 victories on the LPGA Tour. She surpassed Nancy Lopez by three years — although Lopez attended college and turned pro later in age and won 17 times in her two seasons.
  • Justin Rose captured the European Tour’s UBS Hong Kong Open on the European Tour. Rose, who won on the PGA Tour earlier in the year as well, hit 17 greens in regulation in the final round en route to his 8th career European Tour title. He moved to 4th in the Race to Dubai season-long standings.
  • The Champions Tour returns to action next week in Newport Beach, California Champions Tourfor the Toshiba Classic — the final event before the season-finale at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at TPC Scottsdale. Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer and Jeff Maggerts are neck-and-neck in the cup standings.