Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, October 15, 2011
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson kept his name near the top of the leaderboard Friday at Sea Island and his eyes on a showdown with Luke Donald next week at Disney.
Simpson, in a chase to try to win the PGA Tour money title, made a pair of late birdies for a 3-under 67 at the McGladrey Classic. That left him two shots behind Billy Horschel, who picked up four shots over his last four holes on the Seaside course for a 64.
After finishing his second round, Simpson said he would play the PGA Tour’s final tournament next week at Disney in his bid to capture the money title. Donald, currently atop the money list by $68,971 over Simpson, had said earlier Friday that he would add Disney to his schedule.
After opening with a 63 and facing stronger wind off the coastal waters, he survived a shaky start and poured in enough birdies to get into the lead with Michael Thompson, who had a 64 earlier in the day. They stayed there until Horschel made his late burst with an eagle-birdie-par-birdie finish to take the lead at 12-under 130.
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — England’s Simon Khan shot a 6-under 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round.
Khan opened with three birdies in the first four holes at the Oceanico Victoria course. He also birdied the last two to finish at 13-under 131.
The 39-year-old Englishman leads Rhys Davies (67), Felipe Aguilar (66) and first-round leader James Kingston (68) by a shot heading into the weekend.
Martin Kaymer had a 68, four shots off the lead.
Americans Anthony Kang and John Daly missed the cut, which fell at 5 under.
Madrid Masters winner Lee Slattery missed the cut by a shot, while European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal was two off the mark.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Americans Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lang shared the lead Friday after the second round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
Lewis shot a 6-under 65 and Lang finished with a 67 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Lewis dropped two strokes at the par-4 ninth, but made eight birdies for a 9-under 133 total.
Na Yeon Choi of South Korea and Dewi Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands each shot 68s to tie for third, a stroke behind the leaders.
Azahara Munoz of Spain was 7 under with a 68, while top-ranked Yani Tseng of Taiwan (67), Michelle Wie (68) of the United States and Kim In-Kyung (68) of South Korea were a stroke back.
Suzann Pettersen had a 69 to trail the leaders by four shots, while Paula Creamer (67) was another stroke back.
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