Schwartzel shares lead in South Africa
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel shot a secondround 64 to surge into a share of the lead on day two at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday in Malelane, South Africa.
The former Masters champion had six birdies and an eagle in his 8under round to go to 13under 131 and even with overnight leader Gregory Bourdy at the halfway stage. The Frenchman had a 7-under 65 at the second event of the new European Tour season.
■ Daniel Popovic maintained a share of the lead after the second day of the Australian PGA. Popovic followed his opening-round 64 with a 2-under 70 and is tied with tour rookie Zhang Xinjun (67) at 10-under 134, two shots clear of the field in Coolum, Australia.
■ Spain’s Sergio Garcia birdied five of his first 12 holes in the Johor Open in Malaysia on Friday for a share of the lead in the suspended second round. Garcia was 9 under overall with eight holes left when darkness forced the suspension of play in the Asian Tour event.
■ Italian brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari beat Japan’s Yoshinori Fujimoto and China’s Wu Ashun 2 and 1 in the Royal Trophy on Friday to help Europe take a 3 ½-½ lead over Asia after the opening foursomes matches in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. After four fourball matches Saturday, the event will conclude Sunday with eight singles matches. aged Lindsey to seek treatment and she went to see a doctor. She describes in the interview how it seemed her life was perfect but “behind the scenes, it was a struggle.”
Vonn told the magazine that she’s happier these days. “All the parts of my life are finally in sync,” she said. “I accept who I am, and I’m moving forward.”
■ Lara Gut and Vonn had mixed fortunes Friday in Val d’Isere, France. Gut won her first World Cup downhill in 1 minute, 19.75 seconds. Vonn had a rare crash in her strongest discipline to miss out on a fifth straight win in speed events this season. American Leanne Smith was .16 second behind in second place.
■ Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal extended his recent dominance in speed races with a super-G victory Friday in Val Gardena, Italy, winning by a large margin. The Norwegian clocked 1 minute, 36.95 seconds, more than a second ahead of the second-place finisher. 200-meter individual medley Friday at the short-course world championships in Istanbul, and he celebrated by giving his medal to a boy in the crowd.
“To see that smile on that little face means everything to me,” said Lochte, who finished the eight laps in 1 minute and 49.63 seconds — breaking his mark of 1:50.08.
U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who told a magazine of her depression struggle, hangs her head after crashing during a downhill race in France on Friday.