ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — England’s John Parry shot a 7-under 65 on the Old Course at St. Andrews on Friday to take a four-shot lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Parry, coming off his first PGA European Tour victory two weeks ago in the Vivendi Cup in France, had a 12-under 132 total. Sweden’s Martin Erlandsson was second after a 68 at Carnoustie.
Ryder Cup players Ross Fisher (68) and Martin Kaymer (69) were 7 under along with Alvaro Quiros (69). All three played at St. Andrews, the site of the final round.
Graeme McDowell, who provided the winning point for Europe at Celtic Manor on Monday, was another stroke back at 6 under after a 68 at St. Andrews.
|Navistar LPGA Classic|
PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Japan’s Mika Miyazato shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the second-round lead in the Navistar LPGA Classic with Na Yeon Choi and Cristie Kerr.
Winless in 40 career LPGA Tour starts, Miyazato had five straight birdies on the front nine and four in a row on the back nine in her bogey-free round on the links-style Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Capitol Hill complex.
Choi birdied the final four holes for a 64, and Kerr shot a 67 to match Miyazato at 12 under.
Brittany Lincicome (66) was a stroke back.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — David Toms shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Joe Durant in the McGladrey Classic, the second of the PGA Tour’s five Fall Series events.
The 43-year-old Toms, coming off a first-round 64, had a 10-under 130 total on the Sea Island Club’s Seaside Course, hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation in the second round.
Durant followed his opening 65 with a 66 in perfect conditions. Heath Slocum (66) and Rich Barcelo (67) were 8 under, and Brian Gay (65) and Mathias Gronberg (67) followed at 7 under.
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POTOMAC, Md. — Buoyed by birdies on the first five holes, Russ Cochran shot a course-record 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the Senior Players Championship.
The 51-year-old left-hander, 6 under overall at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, and is seeking his third win in his last four events on the Champions Tour.
Michael Allen (67) was second, and Mark O’Meara (68) followed at 4 under.