Jimmy Walker grabs Texas Open lead with a five-under 67

Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker tees off during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on Friday.
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Jimmy Walker shot a five-under-par 67 on Friday in the Texas Open in San Antonio to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.

Walker overtook first-round leader Charley Hoffman with three straight birdies late in his round and finished at six-under 138 at TPC San Antonio. Walker won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January after winning three times and playing in the Ryder Cup last season.

Hoffman, eight under at the turn, uncharacteristically let a good round get away on the Oaks Course with three bogeys on his second nine. He finished with a 72 to drop into a tie for second with Aaron Baddeley.

Hoffman has two top-three finishes in his previous four appearances at the Texas Open.


Baddeley had a 71.

Kevin Na, who infamously took 16 strokes on a par 4 in the event four years ago, had a 68 to join Texan Jordan Spieth at four under. The 21-year Spieth, coming off a playoff victory two weeks ago at Innisbrook, followed his opening 71 with a 69.

Phil Mickelson was tied for sixth at two under after a 72. FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel (70), Zach Johnson (71), Chris Kirk (71) and 2011 winner Brendan Steele (68) also were two under.



Morgan Pressel matched the course record with an eight-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Kia Classic at Carlsbad, Calif., with Mirim Lee.

Pressel had eight birdies in her bogey-free morning round at Aviara to match Lee at 10-under 134. The American won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2008.

Lee, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 69. The 24-year-old South Korean player won LPGA Tour events last year in Michigan and China.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko was tied for ninth at seven under after a 70, her 26th straight LPGA Tour round under par — three short of Annika Sorenstam’s record set in 2004 — and 29th worldwide.

Pressel matched the course record set last year by Dori Carter.


Colin Montgomerie and Joe Durant shared the lead at five-under 67 after the breezy first round of the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Saucier, Miss.

Montgomerie finished with a birdie on the par-4 ninth hole at Fallen Oak with 10-20 mph wind with stronger gusts. The Scot won the Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open last year.


Durant also closed with a birdie on No. 9.

Gene Sauers, Kevin Sutherland, David Frost, Woody Austin and Brad Faxon shot 68.

Miguel Angel Jimenez closed with a double bogey for a 76. The Spaniard won the season-opening event in Hawaii in January for his second victory in three career Champions Tour starts.

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