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Bay Hill course tough to battle as O'Hair leads by three

Friday, March 27, 2009

By The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bay Hill was so penal Friday that most players figured it would be difficult for anyone to shoot a low number and separate themselves from the pack. Sean O'Hair apparently didn't get the memo.

O'Hair opened with three straight birdies and didn't drop a shot until his final hole, which gave him a 5-under 65 for a three-shot lead over Jason Gore heading into the weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Tiger Woods remained in the mix for a sixth title at Bay Hill, courtesy of a short game that turned a mediocre round into a 69.

Woods chipped in for birdie on his opening hole for the second straight day, holed another birdie chip on No. 8, and kept his round together with two head-turning chips to save par. He was in fifth place, five shots behind.

O'Hair was at 8-under 132 and will be in the final group Saturday with Gore, who had four birdies and four bogeys for a 70. Robert Allenby had a bogey-free round of 65 and was at 4-under 136, along with Ryuji Imada (66).

J Golf Phoenix LPGA International

PHOENIX (AP) -- In-Kyung Kim shot her second straight 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International.

The 20-year-old South Korean had six birdies and two bogeys to retain the top spot on the 6,711-yard Papago Golf Course.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen (69) and Australia's Karrie Webb (68) were second at 6 under, and South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji (70) and Song-Hee Kim (69) were 5 under.

Two-time defending champion Lorena Ochoa had a triple bogey en route to her second straight 72 and was eight shots off the pace at even-par 144.

Michelle Wie struggled to a 4-over 76, but made the cut at 5-over 149.

Cap Cana Championship

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) -- David Eger shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to top the crowded first-round leaderboard in the Champions Tour's Cap Cana Championship.

Eger, a two-time winner on the 50-and-over tour, had a one-stroke lead over Nick Price, Eduardo Romero, Keith Fergus, Tim Simpson and Tom Jenkins.

Greg Norman, making his first start in a regular-season event on the Champions Tour, opened with a 73 on the Punta Espada course.

Andalucia Open

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) -- Germany's Marcel Siem shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead over France's Jean-Francois Lucquin and England's Graeme Storm after the second round of the Andalucia Open.

Siem had a 9-under 135 total at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla. Lucquin had a 69, and Storm shot a 66. Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, playing in his 500th European tour event, was four strokes back after a 72.



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