Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, September 8, 2012
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a 6-under 66 in the BMW Championship, putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments.
It won't get any easier the rest of the way.
Tiger Woods was one shot behind. So was Rory McIlroy. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six.
Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66 and seems to play well in the BMW Championship no matter which state it is held.
Lee Westwood (65) and Indiana native Bo Van Pelt (69) were two shots off the lead.
The 49-year-old Singh was at 13-under 131 on Crooked Stick, a Pete Dye course vulnerable to low scoring because of rain over the last several days. The second round was played early Friday to beat approaching thunderstorms, and the times were pushed back slightly Saturday to recover from whatever rain falls overnight.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jiyai Shin followed her opening 9-under 62 with a 68 to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.
The South Korean player had four birdies and a bogey to finish two rounds at 12 under on Kingsmill's River Course. She won the last of her eight LPGA Tour titles in November 2010.
American Danielle Kang was second after a 64.
Paula Creamer and Dewi Claire Schreefel were 10 under. Schreefel had a 66, and Creamer shot 67.
Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 71.
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — England's Graeme Storm shot a 4-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the KLM Open.
Storm had an 11-under total 129 total at Hilversumsche. He opened with a course-record 63.
Scotland's Scott Jamieson (64), Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (65) and Sweden's Peter Hanson (66) were tied for second.
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