Kuchar fires 64, leads in Mex­ico

Albuquerque Journal - - HIGH SCHOOLS -

PLAYA DEL CAR­MEN, Mex­ico — Matt Kuchar had a 7-un­der 64 with a for­tu­nate bo­gey on his card to build a two-shot lead over big-hit­ting rookie Cameron Champ on Fri­day in Mayakoba Golf Clas­sic.

Kuchar surged into the mix with five straight birdies on the front nine. He was lead­ing by one when his tee shot sailed well to right un­der bushes near a bed of rocks. He took a penalty drop in a pre­car­i­ous spot, chipped out into the rough and es­caped with no more worse than bo­gey when he holed a 35-foot putt.

Champ, go­ing for his sec­ond vic­tory this sea­son, played in the morn­ing and had a 62 with a bo­gey on his fi­nal hole.

Kuchar was at 14-un­der 128. Jor­dan Spi­eth missed the cut in his fi­nal event of the year.

EURO­PEAN TOUR: In Sun City, South Africa, Ser­gio Gar­cia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen’s sec­ond-round charge took him to within a shot of the Spa­niard at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge. Gar­cia’s 1-un­der 71 moved him to 9 un­der 135 over­all, but his four-shot ad­van­tage from the first day dis­ap­peared as Oosthuizen (67) made an ea­gle and five birdies. PGA CHAM­PI­ONS TOUR: In Phoenix, Paul Goy­dos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-un­der 65 and a one-stroke lead at 14-un­der par in the tour’s sea­son-end­ing Charles Sch­wab Cup Cham­pi­onship.

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