Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, July 30, 2011
U.S. Senior Open
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Olin Browne followed a record-tying 64 with a solid 69 on Friday, to take a one-shot lead in the rain-delayed second round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Browne, who led by two strokes after matching the tournament's low first-round score, had a double-bogey and a bogey but added five birdies — including 3s on the two closing par 4s. He is at 9-under 133.
Mark O'Meara (68) was one shot back, with Mark Calcavecchia (67), Joey Sindelar (66) and Michael Allen (69) at 135. Peter Senior (67) was three back, with Corey Pavin (69), Trevor Dodds (69) and Kiyoshi Murota (69) at 137.
A 2-hour, 45-minute rain delay in the morning prevented the last seven threesomes from finishing the second round. Play was suspended by darkness, with those left on the course returning early Saturday morning.
Women's British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Germany's Caroline Masson shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Women's British Open.
Playing in the last group of the day, the 22-year-old had seven birdies without a bogey on the Carnoustie Golf Links to move to 11-under 133, one stroke ahead of South Korea's Inbee Park and Meena Lee.
Masson, competing in only her second season on the European Tour, had four birdies in a front-nine 32.
Park had nine birdies and a bogey in a 64, while Lee, who started the second round of the major with a two-stroke lead, closed with two birdies in a 69.
Three players were at 8 under: Dewi-Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands, who had a 66 on Friday, and South Koreans Se Ri Pak, the 2001 champion who had a 64, and Na Yeon Choi, who had a 67.
Defending champion Yani Tseng from Taiwan was another stroke back after a second-round 66.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Brendon de Jonge shot a 3-under 67 and Webb Simpson had a 68 to share the lead at 7 under midway through the Greenbrier Classic.
Among those failing to advance to weekend play were Phil Mickelson, whose streak of making 17 straight cuts ended, and defending champion Stuart Appleby. Both finished 3 over, missing the cut by two strokes.
De Jonge has played the Old White TPC course many times and he finished third in last year's inaugural tournament at 17 under. It was one of three third-place finishes in 2010 that helped him earn a career-best $2.2 million.
Simpson made three birdies on the back nine.
First-round leader Trevor Immelman made just two birdies, shot 70 and was at 6 under.
Tied at 5 under were Scott Stallings (65), Michael Letzig (66), Gary Woodland (70), Brian Davis (64) and Derek Lamely (70).
KILLARNEY, Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke failed to make the cut at the Irish Open on Friday, two weeks after he won the British Open for his first major title
Germany's Marcel Siem eagled the 16th hole and took the second-round lead at 10-under 132. India's Jeev Milkha Singh, who had a 70 after opening with a 63, and Denmark's Soeren Hansen (66) were one shot back. Spain's Ignacio Garrido was two strokes behind.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy made three straight birdies from Nos. 14 to 16 to finish at 68 and 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell birdied his first two holes in a 66. Both were at 4-under 138, with Clarke at 143.
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