GOLF: Two tied for Hope lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Boo Weekley shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions Thursday for a share of the second-round lead with rookie Jhonattan Vegas in the Bob Hope Classic.

Vegas had a 67 to match Weekley at 13-under 131 in the 90-hole tournament on four Palm Springs-area courses. Charles Howell III (66) and Chris Couch (65) were a stroke back.

Vegas is a Venezuelan playing in just his fifth PGA Tour event.

Keegan Bradley (67) and Brian Davis (66) were 11 under.

Abu Dhabi Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Padraig Harrington after the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The Joburg Open winner last week, Schwartzel had nine birdies - eight on his first 12 holes.

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell birdied his last five holes to join Alexander Noren and Niclas Fasth at 65. Defending champion Martin Kaymer had a 67, top-ranked Lee Westwood opened with a 69 and Masters champion Phil Mickelson had a 71.


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