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Ernie Els and Wayne Westner both birdied the final hole to help South Africa maintain a one-stroke lead over Scotland at the World Cup of Golf at Capetown, South Africa.

Both South Africans shot par 72s for 140 totals, giving the team an 8-under 280 after two rounds of the $1.5 million tournament.

Scotland was second at 281, with Denmark and France tied for third at 285. Another stroke back was the United States team of British Open champion Tom Lehman and U.S. Open winner Steve Jones. Both fired 70s.

At Las Vegas, Emilee Klein can’t keep up with Karrie Webb and Laura Davies off the tee. After two rounds of the LPGA Tour Championship, however, she’s ahead of them on the scoreboard.

The steady Klein, who has yet to make a bogey in two days, shot a 4-under-par 68 in gusty winds to take a one-shot lead over Juli Inkster midway through the season-ending $700,000 tournament.

Two shots back were Webb and Davies, a pair of long hitters, who are battling not only for the season money title, but the chance to become the first LPGA golfer to win $1 million in a single season on the tour.

Overcoming gusty winds and driving rain, Tiger Woods shot a par 72 and made the cut for the final two rounds of the Australian Open in Sydney with two shots to spare.

“I’ve always been creative and you needed to be creative today,” said Woods, the three-time U.S. Amateur champion, who won two late-season PGA Tour events. “You got to play some shots you don’t play every day.”

Woods, who opened with a 79, was 12 shots behind leader Klas Eriksson of Sweden, who completed his second round of 71 this morning to stand at 139.

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