Date: December 21, 2008

Kim grabs lead

Anthony Kim shot a five-under-par 67 and took advantage of a mistake by Jim Furyk to take the third-round lead at the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, California. Kim&aposs 67 was tied with Vijay Singh for the low round of the day. He leads Furyk by a stroke going into the final round. Camilo Villegas, Steve Stricker, and Singh are two strokes behind. Kim made a bogey on the fourth hole, but came back with birdies on the fifth, seventh and eighth. He also birdied holes 10, 12 and 14. Furyk was in the lead for most of the day, but Kim tied him with his birdie on 12. Furyk had moved to nine-under for the event to take a two-stroke lead, but a double-bogey on the final hole dropped him to second. Kim was pleased with his display. “I played very solid and figured something out in my putting stroke on number five after I missed another putt,” Kim said. “I just have to stand more upright and that&aposs what I was doing last year when I was putting better.” Furyk, who shot 70, his third consecutive sub-par round, was in the lead for most of the day. “I&aposm a little chapped at myself for doubling the last,” Furyk said. “I really didn&apost hit too many bad shots. But there I hit a poor drive, hit a poor second shot, hit a nice wedge, but other than that, that&aposs about the only shot I hit on the last hole.” The final hole has been trouble for Furyk the last two days. He bogeyed the hole in the second round and made a double-bogey in the third round. That mistake cost Furyk the top spot at the event he had been leading for the last two days. “I think I&aposd much rather be ahead,” Furyk said. “I&aposd rather be at nine- or even eight-under. The score doesn&apost have to be as low to win (Sunday), but that&aposs the hand I dealt.” It is now a crowded leaderboard going into the final 18 holes with four players within two strokes. “I&aposm in good position,” Singh said. “I&aposll play a good round and see what happens. Any time you&aposre within two, three shots back you have a chance.”