Glover moves into lead at Bay Hill Invitational

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Five months after a stunning victory down the road at Disney, Lucas Glover surged into the lead Friday at the Bay Hill Invitational with birdies on two of his last three holes for his second straight 5-under 67.

He has a one-shot lead over Robert Allenby and Rod Pampling.

Halfway through a sun-baked tournament, Glover has a chance to join some elite company. Tiger Woods and the late Payne Stewart are the only players to win individual titles at both Orlando, Fla., events on the PGA Tour, and Woods is the only player to win them consecutively.

Scores remained bunched, with more than a dozen players within five shots of the lead going into the weekend.

Woods shot a 1-under 71 to finish seven shots off the lead.

LPGA Tour

Sarah Lee eagled the 513-yard, par-5 18th hole to finish 12 under and grab a 1-stroke lead over Aree Song after two rounds of the Safeway International at Superstition Mountain, Ariz.

Paula Creamer, the 2005 LPGA Rookie of the Year, and Suzann Pettersen were tied for third, two strokes back.

Dalhousie Golf Club touring professional Karen Stupples shot a 70 and was five strokes back at 7-under par.

Lee, a South Korean in her fifth year on tour, has never won an LPGA event.

Champions Tour

Bob Eastwood shot a 6-under par 65 to take the first-round lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif., with Graham Marsh and Bruce Lietzke a stroke behind .

Dave Eichelberger was a shot back of the leaders at 4-under 67.

-- From wire reports

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