Golf roundup: Lucas Glover leads Zurich Classic

Lucas Glover, who shot a 67, goes flag hunting on No. 14.
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Lucas Glover, who shot a 67, goes flag hunting on No. 14.

Lucas Glover made an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Boo Weekley after the second round of the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La.

Glover, the 2009 US Open winner, shot a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana.

‘‘I've been hitting it good for a couple months and finally started making some putts,’’ Glover said. ‘‘I mean I was hitting it as good as I can hit it. But at the same time, if you putt poorly . . . ’’


Weekley (68) holed out with a wedge from 105 yards for an eagle on the par-4 10th, his first hole of the round.

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D.A. Points was 10 under after a 68. Morgan Hoffmann (69) was three strokes back at 9 under, and Ernie Els had a 69 to reach 8 under. Els lost a playoff to Jason Dufner last year in the event.

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur playing on a sponsor exemption, followed his opening 72 with a 69 to finish at 3 under to make the cut. He tied for 58th two weeks ago in the Masters after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at Augusta National, and said Thursday he will play in a US Open qualifier in two weeks in Dallas.

Keegan Bradley missed the cut, shooting 69-74.

LGPA — Caroline Masson bogeyed three of her last four holes for a par 71, leaving her with a one-stroke lead at 7-under 135 after the second round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving. Carlota Ciganda was second after a 70.


Inbee Park, the No. 1 player in the world, shot a 70 and was third at 5 under along with Moriya Jutanugarn (66), an 18-year-old tour rookie from Thailand, and Kathleen Ekey (67).

Masson was 10 under and up by four strokes before her drive at No. 15 went left and rolled right across the sloping fairway into the water.

Champions — Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman combined for 10 birdies and a one-shot lead after the first round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Faxon had seven birdies as the duo combined for a 10-under 62 in the better-ball team competition at the Club at Savannah (Ga.) Harbor.

Tour points leader Bernhard Langer and teammate Tom Lehman were next and will be paired with Faxon and Sluman in Saturday’s second round of the 54-hole event.

Tom Watson and Andy North finished in a three-way tie for third at 8-under. Craig Stadler and Kirk Triplett also teamed for a 64, along with Tom Kite and Gil Morgan.


European — Wade Ormsby birdied two of his closing three holes to share the lead with Arnond Vongvanij in the second round of the rain-affected Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea. Ormsby shot a 5-under 67 at Blackstone Resort to tie Arnond (69) at 137 overall.