Friday, December 15, 2017
Golf

Glover leads Weekley in PGA Zurich Classic

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

Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, shot 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 using a wedge from 105 yards for eagle on the par-4 10th, his first hole.

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur playing on a sponsor exemption, shot 69 to finish at 3 under and 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.

LPGA: Caroline Masson bogeyed three of her last four holes to shoot par 71, good enough for a one-stroke lead over Carlota Ciganda at the inaugural North Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas. "After the last few holes, I'm pretty happy it's over now," said Masson, who opened with bogey-free 7-under 64. At 7-under 135, Masson was a stroke ahead of Ciganda (70). Seminole's Brittany Lincicome shot 68 and was tied for sixth, three strokes out of the lead, and Tampa's Kristy McPherson (73) was tied for 15th at 2-under 140. Clearwater's Jenny Gleason (70) and Tampa's Cindy LaCrosse (77) missed the cut.

Champions: Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon combined for 10 birdies and a one-shot lead in the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga. Faxon had seven birdies as the duo combined for 10-under 62 in the better-ball team competition. "I felt like I rode Secretariat all day," Sluman said of playing with Faxon. "All I kept saying was 'Good putt. Great putt. Another one.' " Bernhard Langer and teammate Tom Lehman were second, one stroke behind.

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