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