Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, April 14, 2012
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Colt Knost shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Carl Pettersson after the second round of the RBC Heritage.
Knost, tied for the first-round lead with Chad Campbell and Vaughn Taylor after a 67, had three birdies in a four-hole stretch midway through the round and finished at 9-under 133.
Pettersson had a 65, his best ever showing in 32 career rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. Two-time RBC Heritage winner Boo Weekley (66) and Harris English (68) were another shot off the lead at 6 under.
World No. 1 Luke Donald rebounded from an opening 75 to shoot 69 and slip inside the 2-over par cut line. Donald needs to finish eighth or better to stay ahead of No. 2 Rory McIlroy.
ENCOMPASS INSURANCE PRO-AM
LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Fleisher shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Michael Allen and Chien Soon Lu after the first round of the Champions Tour's Encompass Insurance Pro-Am.
The 63-year old Fleisher, making his third start of the year, had seven birdies and a bogey. He won the event in 2000 and 2003.
Bernhard Langer, Russ Cochran, Corey Pavin, Peter Senior and Brad Bryant were two strokes back at 67. Langer, the 2010 winner, missed the tournament last year because of a thumb injury.
Kirk Triplett shot a 68 in his first Champions Tour round.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Malaysian Open after the completion of the rain-delayed second round.
Oosthuizen, the South African star coming off a playoff loss to Bubba Watson in the Masters, had a 10-under 134 total on Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's West Course.
Fellow South Africans Hennie Otto and Jbe Kruger were tied for second with Scotland's Stephen Gallacher. Otto and Kruger finished the round Friday, with Otto shooting a 64 and Kruger carding a 65. Gallacher completed his 68 on Saturday. The event is sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.
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