Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, September 11, 2011
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday and Amy Yang had a 64 to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship at 9 under.
The top-ranked Tseng, the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open winner, leads the tour with four victories this season and has seven overall wins this year. Yang is winless on the LPGA Tour.
Taylor Leon (67) was a stroke back, and former Arkansas star Stacy Lewis (69) was 7 under along with U.S. Solheim Cup teammate Cristie Kerr (66), Inbee Park (65) and Jin Young Pak (68).
Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 78 and 72.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Rhys Pugh, Steven Brown, James Byrne and Paul Cutler helped Britain and Ireland take a 7-5 lead over the United States in the Walker Cup, winning consecutive matches.
Britain and Ireland took a 3-1 lead in the morning foursomes in the two-day amateur competition, but the Americans went ahead 4-3 when Peter Uihlein, Jordan Spieth and Harris English won the first three singles matches in the afternoon. After heavy rain, the 17-year-old Pugh, from Wales, started the rally.
Top-ranked Patrick Cantlay earned the last point for the Americans, beating Michael Stewart on Royal Aberdeen’s Balgownie Course. The competition will conclude Sunday with four foursomes and 10 singles matches.
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead in the KLM Open.
McIlroy had a 2-under 68. South Africa’s James Kingston and Scotland’s Garry Orr shot 66s to top the leaderboard at 10 under. England’s David Lynn (68) was a stroke back.