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Lincicome trails Pak by stroke

MOBILE, Ala. — Se Ri Pak shot 6-under 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Seminole's Brittany Lincicome and Wendy Ward in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.

Pak, who opened on the 10th tee, had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on her final nine holes to reach 9-under 135 after two rounds on The Crossings course.

Pak won on the course in 2001 and 2002.

"Of course I have such a great memory about it," Pak said. "I play really well, and the scores are really low, too. That helps a lot."

Many players wore purple ribbons and wristbands with "EB" and a heart honoring Erica Blasberg, a tour player who was found dead in suburban Las Vegas on Sunday. She was 25.

Lincicome had birdies on six of her opening seven holes, but had a finishing bogey for 66.

"I made every putt that I looked at," Lincicome said. "I think I had about 10-footers every hole and I just rolled them in like they're nothing. Obviously that helps."

Thursday, Lincicome's long hitting (nickname: "Bam Bam") translated on the diamond as she was the top LPGA player in a home run derby put on by the sponsor.

Ward had the low round with 65. First-round leader Azahara Munoz was three strokes back after shooting 73.

dq for rice, SAYS HE'S DONE: Hall of Fame NFL receiver Jerry Rice was disqualified from a Nationwide Tour event a day after shooting 92, a tournament-record worst, and said he was done competing on the second-tier tour. After carding 82 Friday in the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Mill Spring, N.C., Rice was disqualified because his caddie used a range-finding scope to check yardages. "A rookie mistake that I made," Rice said with a smile. He later said, "Because I can't commit to golf the way I want to, this is probably my last Nationwide Tour" event.

PGA: Rain washed out the second round of the Texas Open in San Antonio, and tour officials said more bad weather this weekend could push the tournament into Monday.

CHAMPIONS: Joey Sindelar, Bobby Clampett, Russ Cochran and Peter Senior shot 7-under 65s to share the lead after one round of the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover, Ala.

Lincicome trails Pak by stroke 05/14/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 14, 2010 10:49pm]
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