Webb Breaks Two Records at LPGA Championship

From Staff and Wire Reports

Karrie Webb set two scoring records Friday in the second round of the LPGA Championship at Wilmington, Del., putting her halfway home to becoming the youngest woman to complete the career Grand Slam.

Webb finished with a flurry, making eight birdies on her final 12 holes and needing only 10 putts on her back nine at DuPont Country Club, for a seven-under 64 and a three-stroke lead.

Webb was at 11-under 131 to break the 36-hole scoring record at the LPGA Championship. Se Ri Pak had a 133 at the halfway point when she won in 1998.

Webb had a 29 on the front nine--she started on No. 10--for the lowest nine-hole score in the 47-year history of the championship.

First-round leader Wendy Ward (69) and Helen Alfredsson (66) were at 134.

Defending champion Larry Nelson shot a seven-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the FleetBoston Classic senior tournament at Concord, Mass.

Casey Martin's bid to make his first cut since winning a Supreme Court decision that allows him to use a cart on the PGA Tour fell short. Martin shot a 71 and finished the second round of the Buy.com Tour's Dayton Open at Centerville, Ohio, at one under, 11 strokes behind the leader.

John Morris, 60, a chief spokesman the past two decades for the PGA Tour and USGA, died of congestive heart failure while awaiting a heart transplant.

Tennis

Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport needed only 53 minutes to defeat fellow American Chanda Rubin, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the Eastbourne, England, grass-court tournament final.

Spain's Magui Serna won the second semifinal, outlasting Russia's Elena Likhovtseva, 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 in more than two hours.

Belgians Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin reached the final of the $570,000 Heineken Trophy grass-court tournament at Den Bosch, Netherlands. Clijsters defeated fourth-seeded Jelena Dokic, 6-4, 6-2, and Henin defeated Iroda Tulyaganova, 6-3, 6-2. . . . Israel's Harel Levy ended Andy Roddick's grass-court run in the semifinals of the Nottingham, England, tournament, defeating the American teen, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3. Levy, seeded seventh, will face third-seeded Thomas Johansson of Sweden, 7-6 (6), 6-3 winner over Britain's Greg Rusedski.

Dubravko Rajcevic, serving a two-year jail term for stalking Martina Hingis, asked a Miami judge to free him after learning the prosecutor is now dating the tennis star.

Miscellany

The Clippers, who are not expected to trade their No. 2 pick in next week's NBA draft, worked out Kwame Brown on Friday.

"He has a real good upside, and I look at him as a player who will be in the league a long, long time," Coach Alvin Gentry said of Brown, a 6-foot-10 power forward who was a standout at Georgia last season.

The Clippers are not scheduled to look at any more players before the draft, even though they had hoped to work out high schooler DeSagana Diop and Charlotte freshman Rodney White, but neither player made it to Los Angeles because of schedule conflicts.

NBA free agents can sign with any team July 18--two weeks earlier than expected. The NBA said that the league and the union agreed to shorten the moratorium period in which teams are prohibited from signing free agents. That period previously ran from July 1 until July 31.

Tiffeny Milbrett scored three goals, becoming the first WUSA player to earn a hat trick, as the New York Power defeated the Boston Breakers, 3-1, before 5,056 at Uniondale, N.Y.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed winger Mikael Renberg after acquiring his rights from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for winger Sergei Berezin.

Lance Armstrong finished 11th in the third stage of the Tour de Suisse at Wildhaus, Switzerland, 12 seconds behind winner Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan. Armstrong stands fifth in the overall standings, 26 seconds behind Gianluca Bortolami of Italy.

Five-time national gymnastics champion Blaine Wilson tore his right rotator cuff and will need surgery.

Spencer Childers and Danny Cardoza, both longtime regulars at Los Alamitos Race Course, are scheduled for induction into the American Quarter Horse Assn. Hall of Fame in March 2002, at the association's national convention.

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