Haas has the hot hand at the Toshiba Classic
“I played well again,” said Haas, the tour’s player of the year last season. “I seemed to putt better. I felt comfortable over the ball.” Jacobsen, who had laser back surgery last week to repair disk damage caused from a hip replacement last year, followed his opening 66 with a 64. Meaghan Francella shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead during the suspended second round of the MasterCard Classic. The 24-year-old Francella had five birdies and a bogey on the Bosque Real Country Club course in the round marred by sporadic rain that prevented 87 players from completing the round. She had an 8-under 136 total. Stacy Prammanasudh, the first-round leader after a 67, and South Korea’s Seon-Hwa Lee were tied for second at 6 under. Prammanasudh, coming off a victory two weeks ago in the Fields Open in Hawaii, played only two holes Saturday, while Lee shot a 69. Mark Calcavecchia felt confident about his game and fell in love with his putter. That’s a rare combination for him, so he had a hunch that Saturday would bring him a good round in the PODS Championship. He never could have imagined this. The 46-year-old Calcavecchia made 10 birdies and tied the Copperhead course record at Innisbrook with a 9-under 62, going from the middle of the pack to a share of the lead with Heath Slocum, who birdied the last hole for a 67. K.J. Choi shot 67 and was another shot behind. PGA TourLPGA TourEuropean PGAEnglishman Gary Lockerbie shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to share the lead with China’s Liang Wenchong after three rounds at the Singapore Masters. Lockerbie, who had seven birdies, is at 12-under 204 in the $1.1 million tournament, played on the Laguna National Golf and Country Club’s Masters course. Liang (68) finished the round with a birdie putt from 20 feet. Overnight leader Jyoti Randhawa of India was one stroke off the lead after an even-par round in which he shot four birdies and four bogeys. Malaysia’s Iain Steel (71) and Ireland’s Peter Lawrie (70) were two strokes back. Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee (69) and Englishman Simon Dyson (67) both had eagles on the par-5 8th hole and were tied for sixth at 9-under. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jay Haas shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to match the Toshiba Classic’s 36-hole scoring record and take a one-stroke lead over Peter Jacobsen into the final round of the Champions Tour event. Haas, who opened with a 65, had a 13-under 129 total on the Newport Beach Country Club course. He matched the 36-hole record set by Rodger Davis in his 2003 victory. R.W. Eaks (66) two strokes back at 11 under, and Ben Crenshaw (67) and Joe Ozaki (64) followed at 10 under. Haas broke out from the pack early, birdieing three of his first four holes en route to a 5-under 30 on the front nine. Haas, a four-time winner last year on the 50-and-over tour, has four top-fives in six tournaments this season, including three second-place finishes. “I really played well at our first tournament this year,” Haas said. “I won’t say I should have won by now, but I am playing well and that is a carryover from last year. If Haas is going to win he’ll have to hold off Jacobsen, as well as seven other golfers who are within four strokes of the lead.