Two-way tie at Byron Nelson |

Two-way tie at Byron Nelson

The Associated Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) – Cameron Beckman finished his delayed first round for a 69 then tied the course record at TPC Four Seasons with a 9-under 61 on Friday and was tied for the 36-hole lead at the Byron Nelson Championship with PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams.

Beckman and Adams, who shot a second-round 64, were at 10-under 130, a stroke in front of first-round co-leader Jason Day, who had a second-round 65.

Jordan Speith, a 16-year-old high school junior, shot a second-round 69 and was at 3-under 137. He became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA event.

At the other end of the spectrum is 47-year-old Steve Elkington. He got into the field as an alternate on Sunday, when someone else dropped out, then shot a 66 to become part of a seven-way tie for the lead. He followed with another 66, putting him two shots off the lead.

European Tour

WENTWORTH, England (AP) – Luke Donald shot a second straight 3-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship.

Donald had four birdies and a bogey for a 6-under total of 136 at Wentworth’s West Course.

Ross Fisher and Danny Willett were a shot back in second, along with James Kingston.

Padraig Harrington was among a quartet of players a further shot back after carding a 67 in a bogey-free round.

Defending champion Paul Casey was tied with Harrington at 4 under as he tries to become only the third player after Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo to retain his title since the tournament started in 1955.


GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) – Michelle Wie easily advanced to the round of 16 in the Sybase Match Play Championship, beating Hee Young Park 5 and 4 at Hamilton Farm.

The eighth-seeded Wie will face 57th-seeded Karine Icher on Saturday morning, with the winner advancing to the afternoon quarterfinals.

Icher beat Eun-Hee Ji 2 and 1.

Ai Miyazato, a three-time winner in the first six events of the season, dropped a 1-up decision to M.J. Hur.

Top-seeded Jiyai Shin and fourth-seeded Yani Tseng, the Kraft Nabisco Championship winner in April, also advanced. Shin beat Hee-Won Han 3 and 1, and Tseng topped Candie Kung 2 and 1. No. 5 Cristie Kerr lost 4 and 2 to Sun Young Yoo.

Morgan Pressel rallied to beat Sophie Gustafson in 19 holes, winning the last three holes with birdies.

Amy Yang routed 49-year-old Juli Inkster 7 and 6, and Amanda Blumenherst also made quick work of a Hall of Famer, beating seventh-seeded Karrie Webb 7 and 6.