Parry leads with albatross

Aussie holds one shot lead in Invensys Classic

Golfmagic correspondent
Sat, 13 Oct 2001
Parry leads with albatross

Craig Parry hit an albatross in his third round of 66 at the Invensys Classic in Las Vegas to move into a one shot lead.

The former Surrey-based Aussie hit a 6-iron from 187 yards at the par-5 fifth hole which bounced short of the green but rolled into the hole for a two.

Parry, struggling to retain his playing rights on the PGA Tour, finished the third day of the five-round event on 19 under par at 196.

He said: "I have been playing really well. I've had a lot of good breaks this week. I've been putting well, as well."

Tom Lehman followed the lowest 36-hole total on the Tour this season with a wind-blown one-over 72 to end the day in second at 18-under on 197.

"Par or better today was a pretty good score," Lehman said. "It was not a good day to play The Canyons."

Several others are in the mix, including veteran Fred Couples, who is tied for fifth at 199 a stroke behind Bob Estes and Scott McCarron.

Left-hander Steve Flesch is tied with Couples, with Bob May and Andrew Magee are another shot back. John Daly and Chris DiMarco follow on 201.

Parry said: "I've had two double-eagles before. One as a schoolboy and the other in the Indian Open Pro-am."