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Simpson keeps lead at Shriners

Published October 19, 2013 11:48 pm

Golf • Strong finish helps him maintain four-shot advantage.
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Las Vegas • Webb Simpson maintained a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin

Making his first start since helping the U.S. win the Presidents Cup, the 2012 U.S. Open champion shot a 4-under 67 to reach 19 under. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63.

Chesson Hadley was second after a 67, reaching 15 under with an eagle on the par-5 16th. The Web.com Tour Championship winner last month, Hadley is making his fourth career PGA Tour start.

Jeff Overton was third at 14 under after a 68.

Jason Bohn had a 69 to reach 13 under, and Sean O'Hair shot a 63 to join first-round leader J.J. Henry, defending champion Ryan Moore, William McGirt, Ryo Ishikawa and Russell Knox at 12 under.

LPGA Tour

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist shot a 2-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Australia's Katherine Hull-Kirk after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.

Nordqvist had four birdies and two bogeys to move to 7-under 137, while Hull-Kirk had an eventful day with an eagle, a double bogey, five birdies and three bogeys in her 70.

Champions Tour

Bernhard Langer overcame a bad start to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic at Conover, N.C.

Second behind Kenny Perry in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, Langer bogeyed the first two holes on the reconfigured Rock Barn layout, then made six birdies for a 4-under 66. —

Leaderboard

Shriners Open

Webb Simpson -19

Chesson Hadley -15

Jeff Overton -14

Jason Bohn -13

Also

D. Summerhays -11