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Woods Takes The Lead

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Tiger Woods, playing his third tournament as a professional, had six consecutive birdies during a blistering 6-under-par 64 round to take the midway lead in the Quad City Classic in Coal Valley, Ill.

The three-time U.S. Amateur champion, followed by a gallery in excess of 5,000 fans, had a 7-under 133 total on the Oakwood Country Club course for a one-stroke advantage over Ed Fiori.

The U.S. team, led by Fred Couples and Davis Love III, had a 7-1/2 - 2-1/2 lead after Day I of the Presidents Cup at Gainesville, Va., and the whispered fear was that this would turn into a rout like the 20-12 victory by the Americans in 1994.

The U.S. team led by the same 7-1/2 - 2-1/2 score after the first day in 1994.

Jesper Parnevik of Sweden and Ian Woosnam of Wales overcame swirling winds to shoot sub-par rounds at Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France, and share the lead after the second round of the $975,000 Lancome Trophy.

Parnevik carded a 1-under 69 and Woosnam a 68 for 36-hole totals of 5-under 135. Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie had a 70 for 136.

Tammie Green, boosted by a hole-in-one, fired an 8-under-par 64 to take a two-shot lead over first-round leader Patty Sheehan after the second round of the $550,000 LPGA Safeco Classic in Kent, Wash.

Jim Wilkinson, a second-year pro from Brooks Bend, Ore., turned in his best round on the PGA Senior Tour, a 6-under-par 66, to take the first-round lead in the Bank One Classic at Lexington, Ky.

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