Wood­land’s 61 nets share of lead with Leish­man in Malaysia

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - COLLEGES -

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Gary Wood­land shot an 11-un­der-par 61 to tie the course record Fri­day and join Marc Leish­man in a share of the sec­ond-round lead at the PGA Tour’s CIMB Clas­sic.

Wood­land and Leish­man (62), a Vir­ginia Beach res­i­dent, were at 14-un­der 130 on the re­vamped TPC Kuala Lumpur West course.

Wood­land’s bo­gey-free nines of 30-31 matched the 61 that Justin Thomas shot while win­ning the 2015 tour­na­ment, his first of two ti­tles in a row in Kuala Lumpur.

Shub­hankar Sharma (64) and Paul Casey (65) were tied for third, one stroke be­hind. Both golfers had stretches of four birdies and an ea­gle in five holes.

First-round leader Bron­son Bur­goon shot 69 and was two strokes be­hind, tied with Scott Piercy (67) and Austin Cook (68).

Thomas shot 69 and was five shots be­hind. De­fend­ing cham­pion Pat Perez closed with a birdie to shoot 69 and was nine strokes back. Ernie Els shot 72 and was 10 shots back.

Wood­land fin­ished sec­ond to Ryan Moore in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and 2014.

“It’s nice to stay ag­gres­sive out there,” Wood­land said. “This golf course suits up pretty good for me, I’ve had suc­cess here in the past.”

Four share lead in LPGA tour­ney

IN­CHEON, South Korea — No. 1-ranked Sung

Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Ju­tanu­garn were among four shar­ing the lead af­ter two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Cham­pi­onship.

Park shot a sec­ond straight 4-un­der 68 and Ariya was bet­ter with a 67 for two-round to­tals of 8-un­der 136 at the Sky 72 Ocean Course.

Charley Hull was at 9 un­der at the turn af­ter an ea­gle on the par-5 7th hole but dropped back af­ter con­sec­u­tive bo­geys and birdied the 17th to get to 8 un­der with Danielle Kang. Kang was at 9 un­der af­ter 11, but bo­geyed 12-13-14 and climbed back, too, to share the half­way lead.

First-round leader Nasa Hataoka slipped to a 73, but was only two strokes off the lead along with Ly­dia Ko, who carded a 68.

Langer, Lehman, Sauers post 62s

CARY, N.C. — Bern­hard Langer birdied nine of the last 10 holes Fri­day at rain-soft­ened Pre­ston­wood for a 10-un­der 62 and share of lead in the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons’ SAS Cham­pi­onship.

Tom Lehman and Gene Sauers matched Langer, 61, on the course that was dry enough to play af­ter heavy rain from Hur­ri­cane Michael hit the area Thurs­day.

Langer birdied Nos. 9-13, parred the 14th, and birdied the fi­nal four. Lehman also birdied the fi­nal four holes, play­ing his fi­nal 10 holes in 8 un­der. Sauers ea­gled the par-17th on his open­ing nine in the fi­nal event for the top 72 play­ers to qual­ify for the Charles Sch­wab Cup play­offs.

Jerry Kelly and Olin Browne were four strokes back at 66, and Kenny Perry, Scott Dun­lap and David McKen­zie shot 67.

Vi­jay Singh opened with a 69, play­ing along­side Langer and Perry.

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