Ross Fisher's 68 pushes him into lead at Dunhill Links Championship

Ross Fisher's 68 pushes him into lead at Dunhill Links Championship
Ross Fisher tees off at No. 2 during the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. (Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)

England's Ross Fisher shot a four-under-par 68 on the Old Course at St. Andrews on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Fisher had seven birdies and three bogeys to reach 11-under 133. The five-time European Tour winner opened with a 65 on Thursday at Kingsbarns, will play Carnoustie on Saturday and return to St. Andrews on Sunday for the final round.


Sweden's Joakim Lagergren was second after a 68 at Kingsbarns.  Sweden's Alex Noren was at nine under after a 71 at Kingsbarns.

Belgium's Thomas Pieters was five back after a 68, also at Kingsbarns. Ryder Cup teammate Martin Kaymer was another stroke back after his own 68 at Kingsbarns.

Two share lead at LPGA Taiwan Championship

Hee Young Park and Ha Na Jang fought through gusty wind and early rain to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

The South Korean players each shot their second straight three-under 69 at Miramar in Taipei.

They also each had only one bogey, Jang on the par-four 15th when she got a chip only halfway to the hole and missed a 20-footer, and Park on the par-four 16th when she drove into a bunker and came up well short of the green in two.

Canada's Brooke Henderson (71) was a stroke back along with China's Shanshan Feng (69), South Korea's So Yeon Ryu (68) and South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace (70). Defending champion Lydia Ko was tied for 18th at one under after a 73. The top-ranked New Zealander won by nine strokes last year, and has four LPGA Tour victories this year.

Park played the first seven holes in four under in the worst conditions of the round. She set up birdies with irons to within four feet on No. 1, a foot on No. 4, and to within feet on No. 6, ran in an 18-footer on No. 7, and saved par on No. 8 with a 20-foot putt.

Snedeker's 65 is good for lead in Fiji

Brandt Snedeker eagled the par-five sixth hole and shot a 7-under 65 in the windy Fiji International at Natadola to climb the Australian-dominated leaderboard.

Coming off the United States' Ryder Cup victory Sunday in Minnesota, Snedeker was a stroke behind leader Matthew Giles after two rounds at Vijay Singh-designed Natadola Bay.

Giles had a 66 to reach 11 under in the event sanctioned by European, Australasian and Asian tours. One of eight Australians in the top 10, he eagled the par-4 eighth and had seven birdies and three bogeys. The 27-year-old Australian was looking forward to playing alongside Snedeker.

Snedeker added five birdies in a bogey-free round. He has gone 34 holes without a bogey.

First-round leader Anthony Houston also was 10 under after a 69.  Boo Weekley was three under after a 72, and fellow American Heath Slocum another shot back after a 73. Singh was one over after a 75. The 53-year-old Fijian is a three-time major champion.