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Jim Furyk, Tim Petrovic tied at Canadian Open

Jim Furyk shares lead with Tim Petrovic at Canadian Open at Royal Montreal
Bernhard Langer has seven-shot lead in Senior British Open

Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday for a seven-under-par 63 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Tim Petrovic.

The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 at Royal Montreal. Petrovic followed his opening 64 with a 66.

The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in the field, grabbing a spot when Benjamin Alvarado withdrew Tuesday. Petrovic won his lone PGA Tour title in New Orleans in 2005.

Graham DeLaet, trying to become the first Canadian winner in the event since 1954, matched Furyk’s 63 and was two strokes back along with Kyle Stanley.

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Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open at Bridgend, Wales, after shooting a five-under 66.

The German is at 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl, with Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie and South African-based Englishman Chris Williams tied for second.

Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) was another shot back in fourth, while Americans Bob Tway (73) and Tom Watson (66) shared fifth at two under.

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The United States shuffled its lineup in the second round of the LPGA’s International Crown and got the desired result, beat Spain twice to earn its first points in the eight-country competition at Owings Mills, Md.

Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr took control on the back nine against Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari in a 3-and-2 win, and Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis held off Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda, 2-up.

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