Calcavecchia still leads at Regions, but only by one

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Mark Calcavecchia is up by one at the Regions Tradition, though his lead earlier in Round 3 was much bigger.
May 06, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Mark Calcavecchia gave away nearly all of his big lead in the Regions Tradition, setting up a tight final round at Shoal Creek.


Calcavecchia shot a 1-under 71 after a sparkling start Saturday in the Champions Tour major, faltering with a double bogey and two bogeys on the final eight holes. He finished at 12-under 204 for a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas, who shot a 68. Haas' son, Bill, also is contending at the PGA TOUR's Wells Fargo Championship.

Tom Pernice Jr. three-putted the final hole for double bogey to drop two shots back, along with Tom Lehman. Both also shot 68s.

Calcavecchia had sailed to a six-shot lead and deftly managed to bail himself out of trouble a number of times. That knack seemed to abandon him late in the round.