Tour Report: Van Pelt in position to defend


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Bo Van Pelt moved atop the leaderboard in his CIMB Classic title defense Saturday with a 9-under 62 that would have been lower if not for a double bogey on the closing hole at The MINES Resort.

Van Pelt rattled off five consecutive birdies on holes 8-12 and 11 overall Saturday. He shares the 54-hole lead with Robert Garrigus, who closed his third round with three birdies to match Van Pelt at 16 under.

One behind the co-leaders is Chris Kirk with Brendon de Jonge and Jbe’ Kruger checking in another shot back at 14 under.

Tiger Woods, who charged to the top of the leaderboard early with five birdies on the front nine, struggled down the stretch, going 3 over on the back nine.