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Golf: Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

Associated Press

Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

Campbell birdied all four par 5s at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, in his bogey-free round to reach 14-under 130. The 41-year-old Texan won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2007.

Harman followed his opening 65 with a 67.

Canada’s David Hearn was tied for third at 11 under after a 64.

Hearn is trying to become the first Canadian to win the event since Pat Fletcher, born in England, in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914.

Johnson Wagner also was 11 under after a 66. Jason Day, coming off a tie for fourth Monday in the British Open, was another stroke back after a 66.

Bubba Watson, two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton and Eric Axley were 9 under. Watson had a 67, Compton shot 69, and Axley 68.

Spokane native Alex Prugh shot a 70 to make the cut and get him to 7 under.

Robert Allenby withdrew after firing caddie Mick Middlemo during his opening 81. Local school principal Tom Fraser carried the 44-year-old Australian’s bag the final nine holes Thursday.

Senior British Open

Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie had a share of the Senior British Open lead when play was suspended for the day because of heavy rain.

Montomerie was 5 under through 12 holes when play was stopped on Sunningdale’s Old Course in Sunningdale, England. He won the Senior PGA Championship this season for his third senior major title in two years.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Americans Bart Bryant, Jeff Sluman, Michael Allen, Marco Dawson and Lee Janzen also were 5 under. Bryant played two holes, and the other six were not able to begin second-round play.

Pullman High grad Kirk Triplett did not start his second round and remained at 2 under.

Meijer LPGA Classic

Lexi Thompson birdied six of the first eight holes and finished with a season-best 7-under 64 for a share of the Meijer LPGA Classic lead with Alison Lee and Lizette Salas.

The 20-year-old Thompson matched Lee and Salas at 9-under 133 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Michigan.

Lee had a 66 and playing partner Salas shot a 69. Lee birdied six of her first 10 holes.

Top-ranked Inbee Park was tied for 18th at 4 under after a 68. She has a tour-high three victories this season.

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