Friday's Golf Capsules
Originally published April 21, 2012 at midnight, updated April 21, 2012 at 1:43 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Ben Curtis shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open before storms brought afternoon wind that sent scores soaring, leaving the former British Open champion two strokes ahead at 10 under when the second round was suspended because of darkness.
Storms interrupted the round for nearly two hours.
David Mathis was second after a 67, and Cameron Tringale and Matt Every were 7 under. Triangle had a 65, and Every was poised to inch even closer before darkness suspended play. He’ll line up for an 11-foot birdie chance on the par-4 17th when second-round play resumes Saturday.
Blake Adams (69), Ryan Palmer (69) and Hunter Haas (74) were 4 under.
LPGA LOTTE CHAMPIONSHIP
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Japan’s Ai Miyazato shot a 2-under 70 in difficult wind conditions to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
The seven-time LPGA Tour winner had a 10-under 206 total at Ko Olina.
Cristie Kerr and Spain’s Azahara Munoz, tied for the second-round lead with Miyazato, were second. Kerr shot a 71, and Munoz had a 73.
Yani Tseng, the top-ranked Taiwanese star who has won three of first six events of the year, was 6 under along with U.S. Open champion So Yeon Ryu, Jiyai Shin, Meena Lee and Angela Stanford. Tseng and Ryu shot 69, the best scores of the day, while Shin and Stanford followed at 70, and Lee had a 71.
Miyazato went 29 holes without a bogey as the trade winds blew hard across west Oahu before dropping a stroke on the par-3 12th. She rebounded with a birdie on the par-5 13th, had another bogey on the par-3 16th and got back to 10 under with a birdie on the par-4 18th.LEGENDS OF GOLF
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Brad Bryant and Tom Purtzer shot a 12-under 60 in better-ball play to take a two-sttroke lead after the first round of the Legends of Golf.
Bryant and Purtzer were one off the course record set in 2008 by Tom Watson and Andy North at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Michael Allen and David Frost, Kenny Perry and Russ Cochran, Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon, and Bruce Fleisher and Tom Jenkins were tied for second. Fred Couples and Jay Haas had a 63.
TIANJIN, China (AP) — England’s Gary Boyd and France’s Jean-Baptiste Gonnet each shot 5-under 67 to share the second-round lead in the China Open at 11 under.
South Africa’s Branden Grace, seeking his third European Tour victory of the year, was a stroke back after a 67. Defending champion Nicolas Colsearts was 9 under after a 67.
The event also is sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour and the China Golf Association.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 4-under 68 on Friday in the Indonesian Masters and had a two-stroke lead Saturday after the completion of the suspended second round.
The third-ranked Englishman had an 11-under 133 total in the Asian Tour event.
Myanmar’s Zaw Moe was second. He finished off a 67 on Saturday morning after finishing only 12 hours Friday before play was stopped because of rain and lightning.
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