Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, March 31, 2012
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 68 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Friday, taking a one-stroke lead over Haeji Kang after the second round of the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
Lindsey Wright (71) and Sun Young Yoo (69) are third at 6 under, while Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak is three strokes back in fifth midway through the only major she has never won.
Tseng extended her thorough domination of the women's game with another relentless round of long drives and steady putting. After finishing the opening round two strokes back, she's leading for the ninth time in the LPGA Tour's last 10 rounds.
Pak shot a 69 to move to 5 under. Karin Sjodin and World No. 2 Na Yeon Choi joined Pak in fifth.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Brian Davis and Louis Oosthuizen shared the lead at 11 under after two days of play in the rain-delayed Houston Open.
The second round was suspended due to darkness at 7:36 p.m. with 70 players still on the course.
Houston resident Jeff Maggert was at 10 under, but he had eight holes left to play in his second round. Defending champion Phil Mickelson (70), J.B. Holmes (67), Tommy Gainey (67), and Greg Owen (69) finished their second rounds and were two shots behind the leaders at 9 under.
A thunderstorm dumped 1 1/4 inches of rain Thursday, causing the backup. The players enjoyed sunny and calm conditions Friday, but the fairways were damp, and players were permitted to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways.
SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — John Daly shot a 5-under 67 to move within two strokes of the second-round lead in the European Tour's Sicilian Open.
England's Simon Wakefield (67) and David Lynn (69), Ireland's Peter Lawrie (72), Sweden's Pelle Edgerg (66) and the Netherland's Maarten Lafeber (68) shared the lead at 8 under.
Americam Rich Beem (69) matched Daly at 6 under on the Verdura course.
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