Olin Browne followed a record-tying 64 with a solid 69 on Friday, to take a one-shot lead over a talent-laden leader board in the rain-delayed second round of the U.S. Senior Open in Toledo, Ohio.
Browne, who led by two strokes after matching the tournament's low first-round score, had a double bogey and a bogey but added five birdies — including 3s on the two closing par 4s. He is at 9-under 133.
Mark O'Meara (68) was one shot back, with Mark Calcavecchia (67), Joey Sindelar (66) and Michael Allen (69) at 135. Among the other household names within six shots of the lead were John Huston, Larry Nelson, Jeff Sluman, Jay Haas, Nick Price, Steve Pate, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer and Paducah native Russ Cochran, the winner of last week's Senior British Open.
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PGA: Brendon de Jonge and Webb Simpson shared the lead halfway through the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. De Jonge shot a 3-under-par 67 on Friday while Simpson had a 68. They are at 7 under.
The redesigned Old White TPC course showed its teeth Friday with Simpson and de Jonge the only two of the top 10 from the first round to break par in the second.
Among those failing to make the cut at 1 over were Phil Mickelson, whose streak of 17 straight made cuts ended, and defending champion Stuart Appleby. Both finished 3 over. Appleby shot 59 in the final round a year ago to win at 22 under.
■ Tiger Woods already has missed two major championships this year. He doesn't plan on missing the last one. Woods formally entered the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. He has been out of golf for nearly three months so that injuries to his left leg can properly heal. He will make his return next week in the World Golf Championship event at Firestone in Akron, Ohio.
Women's British Open: Caroline Masson shot a 7-under 65 to take a surprising one-stroke lead after the second round in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Playing in the last group of the day, the 22-year-old Masson had seven birdies without a bogey to move to 11-under 133, one stroke ahead of South Korea's Inbee Park and Meena Lee.
Masson, competing in only her second season on the European Tour, had four birdies in a front-nine 32.
"I've just had two great days out there and I'm very happy to be playing so well," Masson said. "I've played really solid, hit the fairways, hit the greens and made some putts. It's been awesome."
European Tour: Darren Clarke failed to make the cut at the Irish Open in Killarney, Ireland, two weeks after he won the British Open for his first major title. Germany's Marcel Siem eagled the 16th hole and took the second-round lead at 10-under 132.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy looked in danger of following Clarke out of the tournament. But McIlroy made three straight birdies from Nos. 14 to 16 to finish with a 68 and at 4-under 138.
Clarke dropped four shots in the last eight holes. His final putt for par on the 18th stopped barely an inch short. "I was trying, trying, trying and couldn't get anything going. I couldn't buy a putt," he said.