SAN ANTONIO -- Jesper Parnevik followed his career-best
opening 61 with a 5-under 65 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead
midway through the Texas Open.
The 42-year-old Swede had a 14-under 126 total, the lowest
36-hole score on the PGA Tour this year and just a stroke off the
tour record of 125 held by Tiger Woods, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom
Lehman and Corey Pavin. Parnevik is seeking his first victory since
taking the 2001 Honda Classic for his fifth tour title.
Sweden's Mathias Gronberg was second after a 65.
Two other Swedes -- Fredrik Jacobson (65) and Richard S. Johnson
(66) -- were 9 under, and Justin Leonard, the 2000 and '01 winner,
was 8 under after a 67.<
^Longs Drugs Challenge=
DANVILLE, Calif. -- Defending champion Karrie Webb and
Canadian Lorie Kane shot 3-under 69s to share the second-round lead
in the Longs Drugs Challenge, while top-ranked Mexican star Lorena
Ochoa was a stroke back after a 70.
Webb and Kane had 6-under 138 totals on the Blackhawk Country
Ochoa is trying o become the first female to win $3 million in a
single season and also win her fourth title in her last five
Hall of Famer Juli Inkster (66), Se Ri Pak (71), Suzann
Pettersen (65) and Charlotte Mayorkas (67) were 4 under.<
^Senior Players Championship=
TIMONIUM, Md. -- Loren Roberts capped a bogey-free 66 with a
2-foot birdie putt on the troublesome 18th hole, an appropriate
finish to a steady round that gave him a two-shot lead over Scott
Hoch at the midpoint of the Senior Players Championship.
Roberts made four birdies for a 7-under 133 total. Hoch shot a
68 and was alone in second place in the Champion Tour's final major
tournament of the year.
Des Smyth (66) and David Eger (67) were 4 under.<
^Dunhill Links Championship=
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Australia's Peter O'Malley matched
the course record at Carnoustie with an 8-under 64 for a share of
the second-round lead in the Dunhill Links Championship with
England's Nick Dougherty and South Africa's Hennie Otto.
They had 11-under 133 totals. Dougherty shot a 66 at Carnoustie,
and Otto had a 67 at St. Andrews. Ernie Els was in a group at 10
under after a 67 at St. Andrews.