Friday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played Nov. 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson remained in position to win the European Tour money title, opening a one-stroke lead Friday in the season-ending World Tour Championship.
The Swede had an 8-under 64 to reach 12 under after two rounds on Jumeirah's Earth Course.
Stenson also leads the Race to Dubai standings. The points champion will receive $1 million from a $3.75 million bonus pool that counts on the final money list. In September, Stenson won the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship to take the FedEx Cup title and $10 million bonus.
Stenson is trying to become the second Swede to top the money list, following Robert Karlsson in 2008.
Stenson had a five-stroke advantage over England's Justin Rose, second in the points standings. Graeme McDowell, third in the points race, was eight strokes behind Stenson.
Spain's Alejandro Canizares was second after a 67.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Robert Karlsson and Kevin Stadler topped the OHL Classic leaderboard at 12 under when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
Karlsson played 36 holes Friday, shooting an 8-under 63 in the rain-delayed first round and adding a 67 in the afternoon on Mayakoba Resort's El Camaleon course. The Swede tied for 10th on Sunday in the McGladrey Classic, playing on a sponsor exemption, to earn a spot in the field this week.
Stadler had rounds of 67 and 63 in a 34-hole day.
Only 29 of the 127 players were able to complete the second round.
More than 4½ inches of rain has hit the course since Wednesday afternoon. Because of the wet conditions, players were allowed to use preferred lies in the first two rounds.
Rory Sabbatini and Chris Stroud were tied for second at 9 under. Sabbatini had one hole left when play was suspended, and Stroud had three to go.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Adam Scott birdied two of his final four holes for a share of the lead after the second round of the Australian Masters.
Scott had a 5-under 66 at Royal Melbourne to match fellow Australian Nathan Holman at 9-under 133.
The second-ranked Scott won the Australian PGA on Sunday at Royal Pines in his first home event since winning the Masters at Augusta National. He will team with Jason Day for Australia next week in the World Cup, also at Royal Melbourne, then play the Australian Open the following week at Royal Sydney.
Holman had a 65. Australians Matthew Griffin (65) and Nick Cullen (69) were a stroke back.
American Matt Kuchar (66) was four strokes behind.
Leukemia survivor Jarrod Lyle shot an even-par 71 to make the 36-hole cut in his first tournament in 20 months. He was 1 over, 10 strokes behind Scott and Holman.
LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and South Korea's So Yeon Ryu each birdied the final hole for a share of the second-round lead with Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Nordqvist and Ryu shot 5-under 67 to match Phatlum at 9-under 135 at Guadalajara Country Club. Phatlum, the first-round leader in the 36-player event, had a 69.
South Korea's Inbee Park was a stroke back along with Americans Lexi Thompson and Gerina Piller. Thompson had a 64 for the best round the first two days. Piller shot 65, and Park had a 68.
The top-ranked Park swept the first three major championships of the season and has three other LPGA Tour wins this season. She's winless in eight starts since the U.S. Women's Open in late June.
Second-ranked Suzann Pettersen and No. 3 Stacy Lewis were tied for ninth at 6 under.
Pettersen had a 68, and Lewis shot 66.
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