Leonard, Lewis share lead at Colonial

Saturday, May 22, 2004

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Justin Leonard looked as if he was on his way to another record round at the Colonial. Then he stumbled and had to settle for a share of the lead.

With a 6-under 64 Friday, Leonard ended the second round at 6-under 134 and as co-leader with fellow Texan J.L. Lewis (66).

Leonard, who had a closing 61 in last year's Colonial, was 7 under through 11 holes in the second round Friday. Then he had consecutive bogeys. Still, he managed to complete his lowest round of the season on a day when wind gusts of up to 25 mph made for more Colonial-like conditions.

First-round leader Craig Perks (71) overcame a 4-over start through five holes and was within one stroke of the lead at 5-under 135.

Perks was tied with Robert Gamez (64), Jeff Maggert (69) and Steve Flesch (69). Zach Johnson, Lee Janzen and Stewart Cink were at 136.

Masters champion Phil Mickelson followed an opening 71 with a 66 and was at 3 under.

LPGA Tour

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Becky Morgan had a 7-under-par 64 to take a four-stroke lead halfway through the Sybase Classic.

The 29-year-old native of Wales had four of her seven birdies in a five-hole stretch at Wykagyl Country Club , starting with her sixth hole of the day. She had a 32 on each nine and moved to moved to 11-under 131, four shots in front of Grace Park, Young-A Yang and Amy Hung.

Yang, the only one of the three first-round co-leaders to stay in contention, was within one stroke of the lead until she had a triple-bogey 7 on her last hole for a 69 that left her tied with Grace Park, who had a 66, and Hung, who had a 67.

Sherri Steinhauer, the 1999 champion, had a 70 and was at 137.

Sylvia Cavalleri and Nadina Taylor were tied with Yang for the lead after the first round. Cavalleri followed her opening 66 with a 72, while Taylor had a second-round 75.

Champions Tour

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- D.A. Weibring shot a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Allianz Championship.

A 40-foot putt for birdie on No. 10 and 30-footers on Nos. 3 and 12 highlighted his bogey-free round at windy Glen Oaks.

Tom Wargo had an eagle and five birdies in a 67 that gave him sole possession of second place.

Tom Kite, Bobby Walzel and Keith Fergus came in at 3 under. Tom Watson, playing in the tournament for the first time, was among six golfers at 2 under. Watson was the only other player without a bogey.

Only 11 golfers shot in the 60s.

Deutsche Bank

ST. LEON-ROT, Germany -- Alex Cejka, limping due to a hamstring injury, shot an 8-under-par 64 for a three-stroke lead halfway through the Deutsche Bank Open.

The Czech-born German matched his own course record and was at 11-under 133.

France's Gregory Havret (71) and England's David Howell (71) were at 136 after two rounds. Havret shared the lead until the final hole, where he closed with a triple bogey in strong wind.

Ernie Ells, on the leaderboard until a double-bogey 7 on the 17th hole, shot a 72 and is six strokes off the lead.

Colin Montgomerie posted a 78 to go with Thursday's 75. Adam Scott, the 23-year-old Australian who won the Players Championship, had an 80. Both missed the cut.-- From wire reports

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