Watson leads by one at Zurich

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AVONDALE, La. --- Bubba Watson shot 4-under-par 68 in shifting wind Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Josh Teater after the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Bubba Watson hits from a bunker next to the 18th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic. He shot 4-under-par 68.   Pat Semansky/Associated Press
Pat Semansky/Associated Press
Bubba Watson hits from a bunker next to the 18th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic. He shot 4-under-par 68.

Watson, the Torrey Pines winner in late January, is at 10-under 134 at TPC Louisiana.

Teater shot 66, dropping two strokes with a double bogey on the par-5 18th.

EUROPEAN/ASIAN TOUR: In Seoul, South Korea, Ben Rumford shot 9-under 63, putting him three strokes clear of Miguel Angel Jimenez and Soren Kjeldsen in the Ballantine's Championship.

Rumford had nine birdies to move 10-under 134 for two rounds.

Lee Westwood, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer, shot 68, to stay six strokes off the pace.

Former Augusta State golfer Oliver Wilson shot 72-74--146 to miss the cut by a shot. Also finishing at 146 were Ernie Els (73-73) and Ian Poulter (74-72).

LPGA TOUR: In Mobile, Ala., Sandra Gal birdied five of the final eight holes for 5-under-par 67 and a one-stroke lead over Amy Yang in the Avnet LPGA Classic.

Gal, the German star who won the Kia Classic in March in California for her first LPGA Tour title, is at 7-under 137 on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.

Yang shot 68.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Valdosta, Ga., second-round play in the South Georgia Classic was suspended because of darkness with Michael Letzig, Jon Mills and Matthew Goggin tied for the lead at 6-under.

Letzig was 4-under on the day through 17 holes, while Mills birdied his first three holes. Goggin never teed off in the weather-delayed event.

Aiken's Matt Hendrix was 3-under on the day through 14 holes and 4-under overall.

North Augusta's Scott Brown was 4-under through 14 and 1-under for the tournament.

Augusta's Scott Parel was even through 14 and 2-over for the tournament.

Ex-Augusta State golfer Major Manning (1-over 73 on Thursday), Aiken's Alex Hamilton (75 on Thursday) and former Atlanta Brave John Smoltz (84 on Thursday) will begin their second rounds today.

NGA/HOOTERS TOUR: In McCormick, S.C., Philip Pettitt Jr., shot 3-under-par 69 to take sole possession of the lead after two rounds of the Savannah Lakes Village Classic.

Pettitt, who opened with 63 on the Monticello Course, leads by one over Nick Rousey and first-round co-leader Patton Kizzire. Rousey shot 65 on Friday, which tied for low round of the day. Kizzire had 71 and is two back.

Evans' Brett Munson (70-73-143) and Aiken's Stephen Poole (77-72-149) missed the cut.

North Augusta's Kyle Bradley, who opened with 74, withdrew.



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