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Matthew holds lead; Wie moves up with a 66

By Associated Press

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MOBILE, Ala. » Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend.

The 44-year-old Matthew had a 5-under 67 to reach 13-under 131 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Crossings Course. The 18-year-old Hull also shot 67.

Hawaii's Michelle Wie moved up the leaderboard with a 66, leaving her 7 under for the tournament, tied for 16th. She opened with a 71 on Thursday.

Matthew had six birdies in her round. The Scot won the last of her four LPGA Tour titles in 2011.

PGA rookie Garnett leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas » PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett shot a 4-under 66 and moved to 7-under 133 to take a one-stroke lead over long-putting Chris Stroud (64) and Robert Streb (68) at Colonial.

Adam Scott, playing as No. 1 in the world for the first time, had birdies on three of his last seven holes for a 68 to get to 1 under. He has made the cut in his last 34 PGA Tour events, the longest active streak.

Matt Kuchar, ranked No. 4 in the world, had a chance to move to the top with a victory. But he missed the cut by a stroke at 2-over 142 after a 70.

Watson, Langer, Monty share Senior PGA lead

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. » Tom Watson shot a 3-under 68 for a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship with fellow Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie and three other players.

The 64-year-old Watson, playing alongside Langer and Montgomerie, had five birdies and a double bogey to reach 4-under 138 after 36 holes at Harbor Shores.

Lowry matches Bjorn atop European leaderboard

VIRGINIA WATER, England » Shane Lowry birdied his final two holes for a 2-under 70 and a share of the lead with Thomas Bjorn after the second round of the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship.






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