Van Pelt leads Asia Pacific Classic

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 29, 2011
Bo Van Pelt shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow American Jeff Overton after the third round of the Asia Pacific Classic. Van Pelt, the winner of the PGA Tour's 2009 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, had a 16-under 197 total at The Mines in the second-year event sanctioned by the PGA Tour and Asian Tour. ''I just love to play to compete,'' Van Pelt said ''It's not about the money. That's what gets my juices flowing. Like my grandfather always told me, 'You can't take it with you.''' Overton, tied for second-round lead with Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson after a course-record 62, had a 69. Jacobson (71) and Mark Wilson (67) were 13 under. Van Pelt bogeyed the opening two holes, but countered with birdies on Nos. 3 and 5. He also birdied the 12th and made three more on Nos. 15-17. ''I didn't make a big deal after bogeying the opening two holes,'' the former Oklahoma State star said. ''I told myself it wasn't the end of the world and just concentrated on playing my shots.'' Three-time major winner Vijay Singh followed his second-round 64 with a 66 to join Jason Dufner (65) and Malaysia's Danny Chia (6) at 11 under. Defending champion Ben Crane was 8 under after a 68. The winner will receive $1.3 million from the $6.1 million purse.
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