News for Friday, April 20, 2012

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Japan's Ai Miyazato takes LPGA Tour lead

Japan's Ai Miyazato shot a 2-under 70 on Friday in difficult wind conditions to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

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Curtis beats storms, takes Texas Open lead

Ben Curtis shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open before storms brought afternoon wind, leaving the former British Open champion two strokes ahead at 10 under when the second round was suspended because of darkness.

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Frittelli and White share Byron Nelson Award

Dylan Frittelli of Texas and James White of Georgia Tech have been named co-recipients of the 2012 Byron Nelson Award.

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Gleason begins Symetra season at Sara Bay

As Jenny Gleason works toward a full tour card, the path to her dream is more in focus.

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Junior Invitational: Sage Valley a tougher test

Junior Invitational: Last year, Nicholas Reach torched Sage Valley to the tune of 20 under. On Friday, the likes of Jonathan Garrick found out that the course is a bit tougher in 2012.

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Purtzer, Bryant team up for 1st-round Legends lead

Brad Bryant and Tom Purtzer teamed up for a 12-under 60 to take the first round lead at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf championship Friday.

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Land dispute threatens Olympic course

A land dispute is threatening construction of the golf course for the 2016 Summer Games, when the sport is to be played at the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

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Lavner: Proveaux takes rural route to No. 1

Clemson recruit Cody Proveaux is proof that small-town kids can make it big in junior golf, you just need a little improvisation and a lot of heart says our Ryan Lavner.

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Westwood shoots 68, holds lead in Indonesia

Defending champion Lee Westwood had four birdies Friday for a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Indonesian Masters, which was suspended by rain and lightning.

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Tait: Donald intends to re-focus on short game

Alistair Tait: Luke Donald has dropped from World No. 1 mainly due to his inconsistent short game, which was his staple in 2011. Why? He's been working on his long game.

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Live scores: Round 2 at Texas Open

Follow Round 2 from the Valero Texas Open.

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Australian golfer accused of DUI near Phoenix

Authorities say Australian pro golfer Matthew Giles has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his car into a home southeast of Phoenix.

Boyd, Gonnet lead China Open by a shot

Gary Boyd of England and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France shared the second-round lead of the China Open after shooting 5-under 67s Friday to move to 11 under.

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Munoz, Miyazato share LPGA LOTTE lead

Spain's Azahara Munoz shot an 8-under 64 in blustery conditions Thursday for a share of the second-round lead with Japan's Ai Miyazato in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.