Date: January 21, 2007
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Allenby, Green in contention

Sportal Australians Robert Allenby and Nathan Green remain in contention after the fourth round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California. Allenby fired his third consecutive round of 70 to be in a tie for seventh place at 15-under-par, while Green carded a round of 68 to be a further stroke behind Allenby in equal 13th place. Englishman Justin Rose shot a round of 70 to be tied for the lead with American Lucas Glover at 20-under-par, two strokes clear of John Rollins at 18-under-par. Glover nailed eight birdies and a bogey during his round to move into the joint lead after starting the day five shots behind Rose. Rose struggled with his putter during the fourth round, his six birdies offset by four bogeys. World No.4 Phil Mickelson moved into contention after a round of 66, which catapulted him to 13-under-par, and just seven strokes shy of the lead tied with Australian Andrew Buckle who shot a 69. Fellow Australians Mark Hensby and John Senden are in equal 30th position at 11-under-par, while Peter Lonard and Paul Gow are a further three strokes behind in a share of 49th position. Leading scores after round four of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (par 72): -20: Justin Rose 67 65 66 70, Lucas Glover 69 68 66 65 -18: John Rollins 67 67 69 67 -16: Jeff Quinney 68 69 69 66, Charley Hoffman 66 70 68 68 -15: Dudley Hart 66 70 70 67, Joe Durant 68 68 69 68, Matt Kuchar 66 68 71 68, Heath Slocum 68 68 69 68, Robert Allenby (Australia) 63 70 70 70, Duffy Waldorf 71 71 65 66, Vaughn Taylor 69 70 69 65 -14: Scott Verplank 66 66 68 74, Nathan Green (Australia) 70 68 68 68, Cliff Kresge 72 68 68 66, Dean Wilson 70 67 67 69, Johnson Wagner 66 67 74 67, Charles Warren 71 67 67 69 -13: Bernhard Langer 70 73 63 69, Phil Mickelson 70 70 69 66, Daniel Chopra 69 67 71 68, Craig Kanada 65 73 68 69, Andrew Buckle (Australia) 67 73 66 69 Also: -11: Mark Hensby 71 71 67 68 (Australia), John Senden 73 64 68 72 (Australia) -8: Peter Lonard 72 69 72 67 (Australia), Paul Gow 68 73 70 69 (Australia)