Schwarzrock takes two-stroke lead

Posted: Friday, February 01, 2002

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Brent Schwarzrock played his final eight holes in 8-under par and finished with a 64, giving him a two-stroke lead Thursday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The 28 on the front nine tied the record at Pebble Beach, last set a year ago by tournament winner Davis Love III, Schwarzrock's mentor on the PGA Tour and his neighbor on Sea Island, Ga.

Matt Gogel, who squandered a seven-stroke lead over Tiger Woods two years ago, put himself in position for another chance with a 66 at Pebble Beach.

Heineken Classic

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Greg Norman, winless in Australia in nearly four years, shot a 5-under-par 67 on Friday at Royal Melbourne for a share of the lead in the Heineken Classic.

Norman, five strokes behind South Africa's Ernie Els after the first round, was at 8 under along with Els and Wales' Mark Pilkington midway through the second round. Els had completed three holes, and Pilkington shot a 70.

New Zealand's Richard Lee shot a 62 -- the best under the ''Presidents Cup'' composite configuration of the East and West layouts -- for a 7-under total. Australia's Ian Baker-Finch shot a 63 in 1990 under a different setup.

England's Nick Faldo followed his opening 67 with a 73 to drop to 4 under. John Daly eagled his final hole -- the par-5 ninth -- for a 73 and 1-over total, leaving him right on the projected cut line.

Dimension Data Pro-Am

SUN CITY, South Africa -- U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen matched the Lost City course record with a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Dimension Data Pro-Am.

The South African star had two eagles and five birdies to take a three-stroke lead over countryman Andrew McLardy, Scotland's Scott Drummond and England's Graeme Storm, who all opened on the Gary Player Country Club course.

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