Stanley builds 5-shot lead at Torrey Pines

January 28, 2012 - 7:05 PM
Farmers Insurance Open Golf

Kyle Stanley tees off on the seventh hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kyle Stanley overpowered Torrey Pines and opened a five-shot lead Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Stanley missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have set the 54-hole tournament record. He settled for a 4-under 68, a spot in the record book with Tiger Woods, and great position as he goes after his first PGA Tour win Sunday.

He was at 18-under 198, matching the record set by Woods in 1998.

John Huh, a PGA Tour rookie out of Q-school, also had a 68 and was at 13-under 203, along with John Rollins.

The South Course measures 7,698 yards and tends to favor big hitters, such as seven-time winner Woods, Phil Mickelson and defending champion Bubba Watson. Stanley is in that group of power players.