Aiken native Matt Hendrix salvages round after bad start

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Matt Hendrix fell out of the lead after a wild round in the Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship, but the Aiken native is still in the title picture.

Hendrix, the first-round leader wit 9-under-par 63 at Highland Springs County Club, followed that with 72 and is now three shots off the lead held by Nick Flanagan and Brian Stuard.

Hendrix, who now lives in Greenville, S.C., made a great comeback to stay in contention. He was 5-over after six holes after double bogeys on Nos. 4 and 6 and a bogey on No. 5.

For the day, Hendrix had two double bogeys, four bogeys, four birdies and an eagle, on the par-5 11th hole.

Flanagan, who is from Australia, shot 66 on Friday to move to 12-under 132 with Stuard, who had 67.

Augusta’s Scott Parel has shot 67-70 and is five shots off the lead at 137.

LPGA TOUR: In Sylvania, Ohio, Chella Choi shot 4-under-par 67 for a one-shot lead after the second round of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.

Inbee Park, had the day’s low round with 65. Mika Miyazato had 68, and Hee Kyung Seo 66 to join Park at 8-under.

U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR: In Cleveland, Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn set up a semifinal showdown with quarterfinal victories at The Country Club.

Jutanugarn, from Thailand, beat UCLA’s Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., 5 and 4. The 16-year-old Jutanugarn successfully defended her title last week in the Junior PGA Championship. She also won the Canadian Women’s Amateur this summer and the 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

The 15-year-old Ko, the South Korean-born New Zealander who tops the world amateur rankings, beat South Africa’s Paula Reto 3 and 1. Ko won the New South Wales Open in January in Australia at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event

Canada’s Nicole Zhang will face Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., in the other semifinal. Zhang, a Notre Dame player, beat Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh 2 and 1, and Green topped Mexico’s Marijosse Navarro, also 2 and 1.


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