• Snedeker takes Canadian Open lead
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     | July 28,2013
     

    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Hunter Mahan gave up the lead in the Canadian Open when his wife went into labor, and Brandt Snedeker grabbed the top spot a few hours later Saturday.

    Mahan was 13 under after two rounds when he got a call saying wife Kandi had gone into labor with their first child. He rushed to the airport for a flight to Texas.

    Snedeker had a 9-under 63 at Glen Abbey to take the lead after the rain-delayed third round. There were scattered showers and an 80-minute delay because of lightning. Sweden’s David Lingmerth was a stroke back after a 65, and Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn were 12 under.

    Kuchar had a 64, and Bohn shot 66.

    Dustin Johnson also shot 63, good for a tie for fifth at 11 under with John Merrick (72), Greg Owen (67), Charley Hoffman (67) and Kyle Stanley (66).

    Merrick, two strokes behind Mahan on Friday after a matching the course record with a second-round 62, played alone in the third round after Mahan withdrew. Merrick declined to playoff alongside a non-scoring marker.

    David Hearn was the top Canadian, shooting a 68 to reach 5 under. Mike Weir was 3 under after a 73.

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