Two teams tied for top spot at Shark Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker were tied with Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank at 6-under 66 after the first round of the Shark Shootout on Friday.
Kelly and Stricker played the final six holes in 1-over, while Leonard and Verplank made four birdies in their last six holes in the tournament hosted by Greg Norman.
Tim Clark and Chad Campbell were in third place at 5 under, along with Steve Flesch and Dustin Johnson. Ross Fisher and Ian Poulter survived a triple-bogey to finish at 4 under.
Norman isn’t playing in the event for the first time after having right shoulder surgery in late September. The tournament runs through Sunday.
Alfred Dunhill Championship
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) – Pablo Martin shot 9-under 63 to build a four-shot lead over Ernie Els and Edoardo Molinari after two rounds at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
The Spaniard was at 13 under in the event co-sanctioned by the Sunshine and European Tours.
Els (67) is chasing his fourth title at the Alfred Dunhill, while Molinari (69) has five victories in his last seven starts.
Former champion Charl Schwartzel, first-rounder leader Ulrich van den Berg, Ariel Canete of Argentina and Pelle Edberg of Sweden were at 8 under, while defending champion Richard Sterne shot 66 to reach 6 under.
Dubai Ladies Masters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – In-Kyung Kim shot a 5-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead at the Dubai Ladies Masters, while Michelle Wie dropped into a tie for fourth.
Kim leads Anna Nordqvist (65) by three shots and Maria Hjorth (67) by four after three rounds at the Emirates Golf Club. Wie (71) dropped six shots behind the leader.