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Goydos grabs a narrow lead

For Paul Goydos, the Bay Hill Invitational has a familiar look. He was in the lead, and just about everyone else was lurking.

Five years after Goydos emerged from the pack to win Bay Hill for his only PGA Tour victory, he put together another 4-under 68 on Friday for a one-stroke lead.

"The round kind of fell into place more than I went out and beat the golf course or played better than anybody else," Goydos said.

Goydos was at 136, the highest 36-hole score to lead a PGA Tour event this year. An even bigger surprise is it held up during a blustery afternoon that featured mistakes by Phil Mickelson, Mark Calcavecchia and David Frost.

Tiger Woods flinched in pain because of an awkward swing on his opening tee shot but recovered for 67 and was among 17 players within three of Goydos.

Frost (70), Mickelson (72), Calcavecchia (72), Steve Pate (73) and Dennis Paulson (75) shared the first-round lead at 66.

Sergio Garcia and Chris Perry, who each shot 66, were among five at 137. Woods, Mickelson and Calcavecchia were among a half-dozen at 138, and Lee Janzen and Pate were at 139.

Frost was leading until he hit 5-iron into the water at the par-3 17th and made triple bogey.

Mickelson made just five pars. He made eagle on No.

12 and made birdie on the next two, but he went for the green in two on the par-5 16th and the ball rolled into the water. With the ball an inch deep, Mickelson put on his rain gear and tried to blast it, but he barely got it out and made bogey.

Calcavecchia was tied with Goydos until his ball rolled back toward the water on his 17th hole, No.

8. His blast from the pond sailed over the green, into the grandstand and over the seats. He chipped through the green again and made double bogey.

SIEBEL CLASSIC: J.C. Snead shot 6-under 66 for a course record and a two-stroke lead over Jack Nicklaus and Jim Colbert after the opening round of the Senior PGA Tour event at San Jose, Calif. Snead is winless since 1995. Nicklaus, who designed the Coyote Creek course, capped his round with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 18th, bringing roars from the crowd. Lee Trevino, tied for the lead at the time, had to withdraw after a back spasm that knocked him down during a backswing.

MADEIRA OPEN: Defending champion Niclas Fasth matched his best round, shooting 9-under 63 for a two-shot lead after two rounds of the European PGA event at Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands. Fasth made nine birdies, including a run of six in seven holes, to finish at 12-under 132. Second-place John Bickerton shot 67. First-round leaders Des Smyth (70) and Malcolm Mackenzie (73) fell four and seven shots back.

PROTESTS: John Ingram, president of the Hilton Head Island, S.C., chapter of the NAACP, resigned because he would not support plans to boycott the PGA Tour's Worldcom Classic next month. The NAACP began a boycott of South Carolina in January 2000 to protest the Confederate flag atop the Statehouse dome. That flag was removed in July and a similar one placed at the Confederate Soldier Monument on the Capitol grounds. The NAACP has vowed to continue its protest until that flag is removed. Ingram said he opposed the protest because of the positive economic impact the tournament has had on businesses and the $67,000 in donations made by the tournament to the local NAACP chapter since 1993.

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