Thai teen Ariya Jutanugarn keeps LPGA Tour lead

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va — Ariya Jutanugarn weathered the wind and kept her lead Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship.

The 17-year-old Thai player bounced back from three early bogeys with three birdies in even-par 71 that left her at 7-under 135, a shot ahead of second-ranked Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford on the windswept River Course.

Lewis and Stanford both had their second consecutive 68s.

Sandra Gal, 2007 winner Suzann Pettersen and two-time winner Cristie Kerr are two shots back.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In The Woodlands, Texas, Mike Goodes shot 3-under-par 69 in wind that gusted to 30 mph to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Insperity Championship.

Only seven players in the 81-man field broke par.

Gene Sauers, of Savannah, Ga., shot 70.

Brian Henninger, Mark Brooks, Hal Sutton, Michael Allen and Mark Bucek are two strokes back at 71.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Athens, Ga., Scotland’s Russell Knox shot 5-under-par 66 to earn a share of the lead in the Stadion Classic at UGA with Michael Putnam.

Knox and Putnam are at 7-under 135. Four players are at 136.

Aiken’s Kevin Kisner shot his second consecutive 71 and made the cut by a shot. Augusta’s Scott Parel missed the cut after rounds of 73-77–150.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Tianjin, China, the youngest player to compete on the European Tour missed the cut, while Mikko Ilonen tied the course record with 9-under-par 63 for a three-shot lead at the China Open.

The 12-year-old amateur Ye Wocheng missed the cut at 14-over after a pair of 79s.

But Dou Zecheng became the youngest at 16 to make the tournament cut with a 2-under total of 142.

Ilonen finished at 12-under 132 and move ahead of Brett Rumford and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who had 67s.

Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson (71) is at 144.

ASIAN TOUR: In Jakarta, Indonesia, Thongchai Jaidee had 7-under-par 65 to lead by two shots after the second round of the Indonesian Masters.

Scott Barr (68) is second at 136, a stroke ahead of Wade Ormsby (68). Ernie Els (70) is tied for fourth at 138.


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