Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, January 21, 2012
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Mark Wilson shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to tie Ben Crane and David Toms for the second-round lead in the Humana Challenge, topping a leaderboard again filled with blistering scores.
Crane shot a 63 on the three-course tournament’s Palmer Private course, and Toms had a 65 on the Nicklaus Private course to match Wilson at 16-under 128. Harris English had a 62 on the Nicklaus Private course to join five players in fourth place at 13 under.
Extremely low scores always dominate the erstwhile Bob Hope Classic, which features two of the PGA Tour’s three easiest courses. Add a second day of ideal weather, and Crane said it was like playing indoors.
Ryan Moore tied the Nicklaus record with a 61, yet was still five strokes back after an even-par opening round. After bogeying Nos. 2 and 3, he eagled the fourth and added 11 birdies.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Tom Lehman and Bruce Vaughan shot 7-under 65 to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Lehman, the player of the year last season on the 50-and-over tour, birdied the final hole at Hualalai Resort to match Vaughan at the top of the leaderboard.
Brad Faxon, Loren Roberts, Corey Pavin and Jay Haas were a stroke back, and Dan Forsman and Michael Allen followed at 67.
Defending champion John Cook opened with a 69, and Fred Couples had a 72.
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS
GEORGE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s Branden Grace moved closer to his second straight victory, shooting a 7-under 66 to take a four-stroke lead in the Volvo Golf Champions.
Grace, the Joburg Open winner Sunday for his first European Tour victory, had a 12-under 134 total at The Links at Fancourt. South Africa’s Thomas Aiken (70) and England’s Lee Slattery (65) were 8 under, and European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal (68) was another stroke back.
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