Brandt Snedeker was on the seventh tee when he noticed something wasn’t quite right.
He couldn’t find Hunter Mahan’s name at the top of the Canadian Open leaderboard Saturday in Oakville, Ontario.
“I looked at my caddie, and I go, ‘What’s going on?’ ” Snedeker said. “He goes, ‘I think Hunter had to leave because (his wife) went into labor.’ ”
Snedeker’s caddie was right.
Mahan, the second-round leader at 13-under par on Friday, rushed home to Dallas for the birth of his first child, passing up a chance for the $1 million first-place check.
“Kind of left the tournament wide open,” Snedeker said. “Hunter was going to be hard to catch … For me to catch him, I knew I was going to have to shoot something really low.”
Snedeker shot a 9-under 63 at rainy Glen Abbey to take the third-round lead.
The 2012 FedExCup champion played the front nine in 6-under 29.
Mahan withdrew before he was scheduled to tee off Saturday in the round that was delayed 80 minutes because of lightning.
“I received exciting news a short time ago that my wife, Kandi, has gone into labor with our first child,” Mahan said in a statement. “Kandi and I are thrilled about the addition to the Mahan family, and we look forward to returning to the RBC Canadian Open in the coming years.”
Sweden’s David Lingmerth was a stroke behind after a 65, and Matt Kuchar (64) and Jason Bohn (66) were at 12 under.
Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley shot a 6-under 66 to join a group at 11 under, three strokes out of the lead.
David Hearn was the low Canadian, shooting a 68 to reach 5 under.
Bernhard Langer shot a 4-under 66 at Royal Birkdale in England to build a three-shot lead over David Frost after three rounds of the Senior British Open. … Philip Pettitt Jr. shot an 8-under 63 to surge past Russell Knox, who shot a 59 on Friday, into the lead at the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho. UW alumnus Alex Prugh (67) is three shots back in a tie for ninth, while University Place’s Michael Putnam (68) is tied for 17th. … Scottie Scheffler from Dallas won the U.S. Junior Amateur with a 3-and-2 victory over Davis Riley from Hattiesburg, Miss., in the 36-hole final in Truckee, Calif. … Gabriella Then from Upland, Calif., won the U.S. Girls’ Junior in Fort Wayne, Ind., with a 2-and-1 win over Lakareber Abe from Angleton, Texas, spoiling Abe’s bid to become the first black female champion of a USGA event.