Date: July 27, 2008

Kim climbs leaderboard

Anthony Kim carded a stunning seven-under-par round of 64 to move into a share of the lead at the Canadian Open. One of 63 golfers that were forced to finish their second rounds on Saturday morning after darkness brought a premature end to Friday&aposs play, Kim dominated the Glen Abbey course after a weather delay of almost three hours to join Chez Reavie on 15-under-par. Reavie, the second-round leader who had tied a tournament record with a two-day total of 13-under-par, had played 16 holes in two under par when play was once again suspended due to darkness. Kim, who had finished 15 holes when play was halted on Friday, got off to a blistering start on Saturday morning, sinking back-to-back birdies and an eagle over the final three holes. That finish capped a back nine of 29 and moved Kim to eight-under, providing a springboard for a bogey-free third round which he completed with his seventh birdie on the 18th hole just before play was halted. Steve Allan fired a 68 to be the leading Australian at eight-under-par, seven strokes adrift of the frontrunners. His compatriots Andrew Buckle and Jason Day are four shots further back while Nick Flanagan (70) is the only other Aussie to better par at two-under. John Senden endured a nightmare 79 to be three-over-par for the tournament. Reavie, who never has won on the PGA Tour, was sitting on the 17th green in two strokes and will join Kim in the final pairing barring a collapse at the par-five 18th on Sunday morning. Starting the day with a three-shot lead over Eric Axley, Reavie maintained that advantage over the field after a birdie on the 10th but wobbled on the back nine as bogeys at the 11th, 14th and 16th offset a pair of birdies. Scott McCarron fired a blistering eight-under 63 to move into a tie with Steve Marino for second place on 12-under-par. After a rocky start that featured three bogeys and a birdie in the first four holes, McCarron reeled off 10 more birdies to produce the lowest round of the tournament so far. Marino, meanwhile, recorded five consecutive birdies on the front nine before cooling off and signing for his third score of 67. Canadian Mike Weir finished strongly with four birdies over the final five holes to post a 68 and join Mark Calcavecchia (67), Sean O&aposHair (67) and Nicholas Thompson at 10-under. The quartet are a shot behind Billy Mayfair who signed for a 68. Two-time defending champion Jim Furyk had his best round of the tournament with a bogey-free 67 to move to eight-under for the event.