Toms among 4-way tie at Memorial

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio - David Toms put a week's worth of excitement into one round Saturday. He had a hole-in-one, made another eagle the conventional way with a brilliant 3-iron into 12 feet and saved par at the end with a 6-iron that smacked into a pine tree after he made contact.

It gave him an 8-under 64 and left him in a four-way tie for the lead at the Memorial.

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Fred Couples nearly had an ace, picked up an eagle on the 15th and closed with an 18-foot birdie putt for a 66 that enabled him to join Toms, Jeff Sluman (68) and Bart Bryant (66) at 12-under 204, the first time the Memorial has ever had a four-way tie at the top going into the final round.