Noh leads Tour finals event

South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh shot a 1-under 70 on Saturday to
take a three-stroke lead in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Championship, the third of four events in the Tour Finals

Noh had a 10-under 203 total on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course.

Jim Herman and South Africa’s Tyrone Van Aswegen were tied for
second. Herman had a 67, and Van Aswegen shot 68. Argentina’s
Miguel Angel Carballo was 6 under after a 69.

The bulk of the field is made up of players in the top 75 on the Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx
Cup standings. The top 25 on the regular-season money list
are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while the other
players are fighting for 25 additional cards through earnings in
the finals.

The 22-year-old Noh was 160th in the FedEx Cup standings. He
opened the series with a seventh-place tie in Fort Wayne, Ind., and
missed the cut last week in Davidson, N.C.

Herman was 139th in the FedEx Cup standings, and Van Aswegen was
49th on the money list. Carballo is playing for a top
priority ranking after finishing 23rd on the money list to
wrap up a PGA Tour card.

The series will end Sept. 26-29 with the Tour
Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The money leader in the
four events will be fully exempt and earn a spot in The Players