Hendrix moves into contention with 64

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GORDONSVILLE, Va. --- Aiken native Matt Hendrix shot the low round of the tournament Thursday -- an 8-under-par 64 -- and is three shots off the lead at the halfway mark of the eGolf Tour's Spring Creek Championship.

Hendrix, who opened with 72, is at 8-under 136. Jay McLuen (68-65) leads at 133.

David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., is also in contention. He is at 69-70--139.

LPGA TOUR: In Rochester, N.Y., Germany's Sandra Gal had six birdies on the back nine and shot 8-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead in the opening round of the darkness-suspended Wegmans LPGA. Jiyai Shin had 65. Kristy McPherson, a sister of Augusta State women's golf coach Kevin McPherson, had 67.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Bridgeport, WVa., Bradley Iles shot 7-under-par 65 to take a one-shot lead in the Players Cup over Brad Fritsch.

Augusta's Scott Parel opened with 72, as did Aiken's Kevin Kisner.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Munich, Retief Goosen shot 8-under-par 64 to lead by two after the first round of the rainy BMW International Open. Richard Finch was in second after 66.

BALLESTEROS FOUNDATION: In Madrid, Seve Ballesteros announced the launch of a cancer foundation Thursday as he went before the press for the first time since undergoing brain tumor surgery nine months ago.

"I want to do my bit to battle this disease," the 52-year-old Spaniard said while presenting the Seve Ballesteros Foundation to help fight cancer. "Just nine months ago my life was hanging by a thread,"


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