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Woods three back at NEC

Posted: Friday, August 23, 2002

SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- South Africa's Retief Goosen and Japan's Toshi Izawa shot 6-under 65s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the NEC Invitational.

Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III and Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke opened with 67s in the World Golf Championship event.

Tiger Woods posted a 68 in his bid to become the first player since Walter Hagen at the PGA Championship (1924-27) to win the same tournament four years in a row.

Betsy King Classic

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Jill McGill and Danielle Ammacca-pane shot 6-under 66s to share the lead in the Betsy King Classic.

McGill, winless in her seven-year LPGA Tour career, holed a pitching wedge from 110 yards for an eagle 2 on the 14th hole.

U.S. Amateur

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Medalist Bill Haas advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur, beating NCAA player of the year D.J. Trahan 2 and 1.

Haas, the son of PGA Tour player Jay Haas, will face John Klauk, who beat Kevin Stadler, the son of PGA Tour pro Craig Stadler, 1-up.

Scottish PGA

GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Australian left-hander Richard Green shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Sweden's Frederik Andersson in the Scottish PGA Championship.

Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO, Nev. -- Charles Howell III, seeking his first PGA Tour victory, shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. John Rollins, J.L. Lewis and Tom Pernice Jr. opened with 66s.

on the Montreux Golf & Country Club course, and Ben Crane, Luke Donald, Steve Allan, Eduarado Herrera, Jonathan Kaye and Boo Weekley were two strokes back after 67s.



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