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Lincicome in British hunt

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM
SOUTHPORT, England -

Yani Tseng certainly is consistent.

The 21-year-old from Taiwan shot her second consecutive 4-under 68 on Friday, taking a four-shot lead after the second round of the Women's British Open. The American duo of Brittany Lincicome and Christie Kerr joined Amy Young of South Korea in the chase entering the weekend.

"There was no wind this morning and it was very calm, so it was nice out there," said Tseng, who is trying to win her third major championship. "The course played totally different than what we played the last three days, so it was really nice."

Rain washed over Royal Birkdale in the afternoon, making things difficult for the late starters - including defending champion Catriona Matthew of Scotland, who missed the cut by seven strokes after making a 10 at the par-four 13th hole.

Lincicome, from Seminole, had a birdie at the second, then dropped four strokes in a three-hole stretch beginning at the 11th. She also took advantage of an easy finish at Royal Birkdale, though, with a birdie at No. 15, an eagle two holes later and another birdie at 18.

PGA: Jeff Overton shot an 8-under 62 to take a four-stroke lead midway through the inaugural Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. He was 14 under after two rounds.

U.S. SENIOR OPEN: Bernhard Langer overcame a shaky front nine with an eagle and birdie on the back nine to take the clubhouse lead at 3 under in the second round at Sammamish, Wash.

After a fog delay of more than two hours brought play to a halt just before 8 a.m. local time, Langer shot a 2-under 68 making a number of key putts on the back nine when his round easily could have slipped away.

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