Lehman fires 10-under 62 to set pace at Invensys Classic

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2001

LAS VEGAS -- Tom Lehman shot a career-low 62 Thursday to tie a PGA Tour record for 36 holes and put himself at the top of a trio of revitalized veterans in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

Lehman's 10-under 62 followed an opening 63 and gave him a three-shot lead over Fred Couples and four over Chris DiMarco. John Daly was another shot back with three rounds left in the 90-hole tournament.

Lehman tied the record 125 total for an opening two rounds set last year by Tiger Woods in the NEC Invitational matched earlier this year by Mark Calcavecchia in the Phoenix Open.

Lehman didn't even have the best score of the day, however. That belonged to DiMarco, who shot an 11-under 61 at Southern Highlands to move to 15 under.

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Taiwan's Candie Kung shot a 1-under 71 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

Kung, the U.S. Women's Public Links winner in June, had a 5-under 139 total on LPGA International's Legends Course. She left the University of Southern California last spring after finishing third in the NCAA tournament as a sophomore.

Tonya Gill (72) and England's Suzanne Strudwick (71) were a stroke back in the 72-hole tournament.

The 130 players are competing for 18 exempt spots on the 2002 LPGA Tour, with the next 35 and ties receiving nonexempt status.

World Match Play

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Wales' Ian Woosnam beat U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen 4 and 3 in the first round of the World Match Play Championship.

Woosnam, the 1987 and 1990 champion, will face Scotland's Colin Montgomerie in the second round.

The four top-seeded players -- defending champion Lee Westwood of England, Vijay Singh of Fiji, Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and Montgomerie -- all had first-round byes.

Cannes Open

CANNES, France -- Australia's Lucas Parsons tied the course record with a 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Cannes Open.

Parsons matched the mark set by Zimbabwe's Tony Johnstone in 1992 on the Cannes-Mougins course.

Wales' David Park opened with a 64, and England's Andrew Marshall and Norway's Henrik Bjornstad shot 65s.

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

EUREKA, Mo. -- Laura Shanahan won the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, beating Mina Hardin 4 and 3 in steady drizzle at the Fox Run Golf Club.

Shanahan, 42, of Bedford, N.H., became the first New Hampshire player to win a national championship conducted by the United States Golf Association. Hardin, 41, of Fort Worth, Texas, is a former professional who regained her amateur status in 1989.

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