DeCham­beau-Na tied with 2 other pairs at QBE

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The teams of Bryson DeCham­beau-Kevin Na, Brian Har­man-Pat­ton Kizzire and Emil­iano Grillo-Graeme McDow­ell shot 13-un­der 59 in scram­ble play Fri­day to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida.

LPGA Tour player Lexi Thomp­son and Tony Finau were two strokes back at 61 with Charley Hoffman-Gary Wood­land and Charles How­ell III-Luke List.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Steve Stricker and Sean’ O’Hair shot 62.

The teams will play mod­i­fied al­ter­nate shot Satur­day, and close with bet­ter ball Sun­day.

Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fair­way for an ea­gle on the 17th on his way to an 8-un­der 63 and a one-shot lead af­ter the sec­ond round of the South African Open in Jo­han­nes­burg.

The 2011 Masters cham­pion moved to 12-un­der over­all and re­placed overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leader­board. Madal­itso Muthiya (68) is sec­ond at 11 un­der.

Mor­gan top US player: Alex Mor­gan has been named U.S. Soc­cer’s Player of the Year for a sec­ond time af­ter lead­ing the na­tional team with 18 goals in 19 games and help­ing it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France.

De­fender Tierna Davidson, who started in her first nine na­tional team ap­pear­ances, was named Young Player of the Year. The 19-year-old’s col­lege sea­son at Stan­ford was cut short when she broke her an­kle in Septem­ber.

The de­fend­ing cham­pion United States is the top-ranked team for Satur­day’s Women’s World Cup draw. Ger­many is No. 2 in the 24-team draw, fol­lowed by host na­tion France and Eng­land.

Canada and Aus­tralia com­plete the list of topseeded teams. The June 7-July 7 tour­na­ment will be played in nine cities in France with the fi­nal in Lyon.

Lomachenko seeks 2 ti­tles: Vasiliy Lomachenko is back and ready to show what he can do with two healthy shoul­ders.

In­jured while win­ning one light­weight belt, Lomachenko will try to add a sec­ond in his re­turn from surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on Satur­day night in New York’s Madi­son Square Gar­den.

Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) is al­ready a cham­pion in three weight classes, but this is the first time he can unify belts within a divi­sion.

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