Inkster, Dunn lead at LPGA Tournament of Champions

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hall of Famer Juli Inkster birdied two of her last three holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the second-round lead Friday with Moira Dunn in the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

The 46-year-old Inkster made a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th and closed with a par to match Dunn (67) at 8-under 136 on Magnolia Grove's Crossings Course in Mobile, Ala.

Cristie Kerr had the best round of the day, a 6-under 66 that left her at 7 under. First-round leader Paula Creamer followed her opening 64 with a 74 to drop two strokes back at 6 under.

Lorena Ochoa rebounded from a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole to salvage a 73 that left her at 5 under with Stacy Prammanasudh (71) and Dalhousie Golf Club touring professional Karen Stupples (70).

HSBC Champions

Tiger Woods had an eagle and seven birdies in a course record-tying 8-under 64 Friday to move within two shots of the lead at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, China.

A day after shooting an even-par 72, Woods closed within two shots of India's Jyoti Randhawa and one of Retief Goosen after starting the second round seven shots back.

Randhawa, the overnight leader, shot 69 for a two-round total of 10-under 134.

Woods was tied with 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell, who had a 70, and one ahead of Scotland's Marc Warren, Chawalit Plaphol of Thailand and European No. 1 Padraig Harrington.

-- The Associated Press

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