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GOLF ROUNDUP : Mickelson Alone Atop Tucson Field

From Associated Press

Drive it straight, as Phil Mickelson did Friday, and the Starr Pass golf course can yield low scores. Drive it crooked, as John Daly did, and you’ll get the weekend off.

Mickelson shot a five-under-par 66 to complete the first two rounds of the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson at 12-under 131, one shot better than Jim Gallagher Jr.

Daly, who accidentally hit a marshal with a tee shot, shot a 69 and missed the cut. The fan was bloodied, but otherwise unhurt.

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Chris Johnson shot a four-under-par 68 to take a two-shot lead over Meg Mallon and Cathy Johnston-Forbes after the opening round of the HealthSouth Inaugural in Orlando, Fla.

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Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie shot a nine-under-par 63 for a 13-under 131 to take a three-stroke lead over Greg Norman and Fred Couples halfway through the Dubai Desert Classic.


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