Golf roundup

ENDICOTT, N.Y. --- Fred Funk is the clubhouse leader in the rain-delayed first round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.


Funk shot 8-under-par 64 on Friday to gain a two-shot lead over Jay Haas and Lonnie Nielsen in the Champions Tour event.

Larry Mize shot 68 and fellow Augusta native and former Augusta resident Allen Doyle shot 71.

Augusta native Jim Dent was 1-under through 16 holes when play was suspended.

LPGA TOUR: In Rochester, N.Y., Jiyai Shin shot 4-under-par 68 for a three-stroke lead at the storm-plagued Wegmans LPGA.

Shin, seeking her fifth tour win in 11 months, moved to 11-under 133.

Morgan Pressel was at 8-under for the tournament through 13 holes when played was halted because of darkness.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Bridgeport, W.Va, two-time PGA Tour winner David Peoples rebounded from a bogey on the first hole to shoot 7-under-par 65 and take a two-shot lead in the Players Cup. He's at 10-under 134 through two rounds.

Ryan Armour (66), Jeff Gove (67) and Craig Barlow (65) are tied for second place at 136.

North Augusta's Scott Brown had 69 and made the cut on the number at 143. Augusta's Scott Parel (72-73--145) and Aiken's Kevin Kisner shot (72-75--147) will take the weekend off.

EGOLF TOUR: In Gordonsville, Va., Aiken native Matt Hendrix is two shots off the lead entering today's final round of the Spring Creek Championship.

Hendrix, who had 5-under-par 67 in Friday's third round, is at 13-under 203. Frank Adams III (67 on Friday) leads the way at 201.

David Robinson, who lives Sandersville, Ga., had 70 and is at 209. Three other area players are at 210: Alex Hamilton (70 on Friday), Dane Burkhart (71) and Cortland Lowe (71). Augusta's Jay Mundy (74) is at 214 and former USC Aiken golfer Ryan Dillon (73) is at 216.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Munich, Retief Goosen shot 4-under-par 68 for the lead after the second round of the BMW International Open. Goosen, who is at 12-under 132, has a one-shot lead over Soren Kjeldsen, who had 65.

DALY MUST PAY: John Daly has been ordered to pay almost $272,000 in legal fees for his unsuccessful libel lawsuit against The Florida Times-Union.

Duval County Circuit Judge Hugh Carithers ordered Daly to pay $263,088 in attorney's fees, plus costs of $8,675.99 and 8 percent interest rate per year until it is paid.

SINGH DENIED: Vijay Singh, who has an endorsement deal with Stanford Financial, offered to help pay the $500,000 bond for financier Allen Stanford, but federal rules would not allow it because the former Masters Tournament champion is not a U.S. citizen.



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