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Lincicome in LPGA Classic hunt

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Mika Miyazato shot 9-under 63 Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the LPGA Classic with Na Yeon Choi and Cristie Kerr.

One stroke back was Seminole's Brittany Lincicome after 66.

Winless in 40 career LPGA Tour starts, Miyazato, 20, of Japan had five straight birdies on the front nine and four in a row on the back nine in her bogey-free round. She matched the course record on the links-style Senator layout at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.

"Everything was going the way that I wanted it to," Miyazato said through a translator.

Choi shot 64 and Kerr 67 to match Miyazato at 12-under 132.

Lincicome said she had a solid round, which included seven birdies, but she was in a "funky mood" for a second day.

"Feel like I was in a bad mood (Thursday, when she shot 67). Not sure why. There was no reason to be in a bad mood. Weather was perfect. Golf course is great," Lincicome said.

"Just was in a funky mood again (Friday). Just kind of felt like I wanted to stay in my own little bubble and everyone just needed to stay away from me and I was doing my own thing. It was working, so I stuck with it, obviously."

PGA: David Toms shot 4-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead at 10-under 130 in the McGladrey Classic at St. Simons Island, Ga. Joe Durant shot 66 in perfect conditions for second place. U.S. Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar, the tour's money leader, shot 70 to finish at 3 under. The cut was at 1 under, with major championship winners Shaun Micheel, Lucas Glover, David Duval and Lee Janzen failing to advance.

European: John Parry shot 7-under 65 on the Old Course at St. Andrews to take a four-shot lead in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. He was at 12-under 132 in the second round of the tournament played at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St. Andrews. Martin Erlandsson was second after 68 at Carnoustie. Ryder Cup players Ross Fisher shot 68 and Martin Kaymer 69 for a share of third place at 7 under alongside Alvaro Quiros (69). All three played at St. Andrews.

champions: Russ Cochran shot a course-record 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead at 6-under 134 at the Senior Players Championship, the tour's final major of the year, in Potomac, Md. Michael Allen (67) remained in second, and Mark O'Meara (68) was another shot back. First-round leader Tom Kite (70) and Jeff Sluman (67) were at 3 under.

Lincicome in LPGA Classic hunt 10/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2010 10:21pm]
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