Mike Weir, looking to keep some momentum going, holds slight lead heading into final round of Champions Tour stop in New York

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Mike WeirTo take a one-stroke lead over major champion, I shot a 7 under 65 on Saturday Padraig HarringtonThe final round of Dicks Sporting Goods Open.

Weir shot eight birdies at En-Joie Golf Club, with a bogey at the par-three. This round was delayed by rain for approximately two hours. Weir finished at 12-under 132.

Weir stated, The nice thing about where I was on my weather delay was that I had hit my eighth hole tee shot, so I was down at 218 yards or 220 yards with just a rescue ball. It was a nice and comfortable shot after the rain delay. It was a nice rescue club. I made a nice shot to 20 yards for eagle but missed the middle. It was a nice birdie that helped keep the momentum going.

The 52-year old Canadian left-hander won the rainshortened Insperity Invitational last season for his only senior title.

Weir stated that Im certain Im going have to shoot 6 to 7 under tomorrow with guys up near the top. A lot of firepower there. There will be no coasting. Were going to try to make some birdies, and keep some momentum going.

Harrington, 50, had a score of 67. The U.S. Senior Open was won in June by Harrington, an Irishman. This was his first victory on the 50+ tour.

Ernie ElsAnd Vijay SinghAt 9 under, Singh and Els were tied for third. Singh shot 70, Els had an eloquent 68.

Jim FurykAnother major winner was 71, which brought him into a tie for fifth at 8 Under with Gene Sauers(67) and Tom Pernice Jr.

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