Miyazato shoots 64, takes lead at Titleholders
BY Associated Press
Saturday, November 17, 2012
11/17/12 at 6:10 AM
Ai Miyazato of Japan felt as if she couldn't miss Friday until her final putt dropped for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA season-ending Titleholders in Naples, Fla.
Miyazato, who already has won twice this year, overcame a sloppy bogey on the par-5 second hole by making four birdies in a five-hole stretch to close out the front nine. She added four birdies on the back nine, giving her a one-shot lead over Na Yeon Choi.
Sun Young Yoo, in a three-way tie for the lead to start the second round, was two shots behind until she was assessed a one-shot penalty for not raising her arm high enough on a drop at the 14th hole.
Stenson leads with play suspended in South Africa: In Johannesburg, Henrik Stenson opened a four-shot lead at the South African Open with a second-round 65 before play was suspended for the day because of an electrical storm with much of the field yet to finish.
Stenson's 7-under 65, to go with his opening 66, put him at 13 under, ahead of Swedish compatriot Magnus Carlsson, who shot a 67 to move to second at 9 under.
First-round leader Merrick Bremner of South Africa was also at 9 under but still had four holes to play when they were called in for lightning at the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.
Seeking a first tournament win in three years - and first on the European Tour in five years - Stenson had five birdies and an eagle.
Campbell leads Hong Kong Open: In Hong Kong, Michael Campbell led a host of 40-somethings at a Hong Kong Open in which defending champion Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut.
Campbell, 43, shot a 64 that gave him a one-stroke lead at 9 under. McIlroy shot a 72 to finish at 5 over after two rounds.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, 48, shot a 67 to share second with 47-year-old Zhang Lian-wei (66) and 40-year-old Fredrik Andersson Hed (66).
And 42-year-old Anders Hansen matched Campbell's 64.
Original Print Headline: Miyazato's 64 takes lead