Kim builds six-shot lead at Women’s British Open

I.K. Kim answered the challenge with a 6-under 66 in the Women’s British Open to build a six-shot lead as she goes after her first major championship, in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Kim faced a battle before she even teed off Saturday at Kingsbarns Links. Inbee Park tied a course record with a 64 to get within one shot. Stacy Lewis shot a 65 and was only two shots behind.

They both ended up well behind Kim, who had a 17-under total. Moriya Jutanugarn and Georgia Hall were tied for third at 11 under.

PGA: Thomas Pieters ended a roller-coaster round with a 30-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Zach Johnson going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

Pieters built a big lead early with five birdies on his opening eight holes at Firestone, only to run into trouble off the tee. He made only three pars over his last 11 holes and wound up with his best chance yet to win in America.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Paul Goydos shot a tournament-record 60 and is tied with Kenny Perry and Gene Sauers after two rounds of the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minnesota.

Goydos was 7-under through 12 holes before birdies at 15, 16 and 17 and an eagle on the par-5 18th.


XFINITY: Kyle Busch won the race at Watkins Glen International, recovering from a spinout and a pit road penalty.

Busch topped the Penske Racing duo of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski and easily beat them on a restart with three laps to go for his 90th series win.

Logano was second in his bid to win this race for the third straight time from the pole and Keselowski was third, followed by Justin Allgaier and Paul Menard.


GENERALI OPEN: Philipp Kohlschreiber won his eighth career ATP tour title by defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 in the final in Kitzbuehel, Austria.


GERMAN SUPERCUP: Sven Ulreich saved two penalties as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 5-4 in a shootout to win the season-opening German Supercup in Dortmund, Germany.

FRENCH LEAGUE: Without Neymar on the pitch, Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore took on the scoring responsibilities to ensure PSG got a winning start by beating promoted Amiens 2-0. It was only PSG’s fourth win in its last 12 season-opening games in Ligue 1.


EMPIRE LEAGUE: The Old Orchard Beach Surge (24-16) scored seven runs in the fourth inning and won 8-0 against the Sullivan Explorers (16-23) in the second game of a doubleheader at The Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach.

Casey Gannon pitched a shutout for Old Orchard Beach, and Edgar Lebron Jr. had two RBI.

In the first game, Matt Picucci pitched a complete-game with five strikeouts and the Surge scored three runs in the first inning as they defeated the Explorers 3-1.

JUNIOR LEGION: Thirsty Turf (20-3) scored five runs in the third inning and held on to win 6-5 against Hudson Post 100 in the consolation round of the Northeast Junior American Legion playoffs in Bangor.

Hayden O’Donnell hit a two-run single and Nick Thompson added an RBI double in the third inning.

Thirsty Turf plays for fifth place at 11 a.m. Sunday against Auburn Post 20, the Rhode Island state champion.

– Staff and news service report

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