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Masson takes one-stroke lead

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -

Germany's Caroline Masson shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a surprising one-stroke lead after the second round of the Women's British Open.

Playing in the last group of the day, the 22-year-old Masson had seven birdies without a bogey on the Carnoustie Golf Links to move to 11-under 133, one stroke ahead of South Korea's Inbee Park and Meena Lee.

Three players were at 8 under: Dewi-Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands, who had a 66 on Friday, and South Koreans Se Ri Pak, the 2001 champion who had a 64, and Na Yeon Choi, who had a 67.

Defending champion Yani Tseng from Taiwan was another stroke back after a second-round 66.

Seminole's Brittany Lincicome was the highest-placed American at 6-under 138 but she was disappointed with a 71.

"I just couldn't get anything going today. I had 32 putts out there, which means I wasn't hitting my second shots close enough, or I just wasn't making anything," she said. "But I'm happy with where I am going into the weekend."

U.S. SENIOR OPEN: Olin Browne followed a record-tying 64 with a solid 69 to take a one-shot lead over a talent-laden leaderboard in the rain-delayed second round of the U.S. Senior Open.

Mark O'Meara (68) was one shot back, with Mark Calcavecchia (67), Joey Sindelar (66) and Michael Allen (69) at 135. Peter Senior (67) was three back, with Corey Pavin (69), Trevor Dodds (69) and Kiyoshi Murota (69).

A lengthy rain delay in the morning prevented the field from finishing the round.

PGA: Brendon de Jonge and Webb Simpson share the lead halfway through the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

De Jonge shot a 3-under-par 67 while Simpson had a 68. They are at 7 under.

First-round leader Trevor Immelman shot a 70 and was at 6 under. Five others are two shots back.

Among those failing to make the cut were Phil Mickelson and defending champ Stewart Appleby, who were 3 over.

PGA EUROPEAN: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke crashed out of the Irish Open, while fellow countrymen Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell made the cut.

Germany's Marcel Siem took the second-round lead at 10-under 132 after an eagle on the 16th hole.

WOODS ENTERS PGA: Tiger Woods has formally entered the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. He has been out of golf for nearly three months so that injuries to his left leg can properly heal. He will make his return next week in the World Golf Championship event at Firestone.

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