Daly, Lickliter charge to lead

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2001

NAPLES, Fla. -- John Daly and partner Frank Lickliter shot a 13-under-par 59 Saturday to take a one-shot lead over defending champions Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron after two rounds in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

The 12 two-man teams of PGA Tour players competed in a best-ball format Saturday in the $2 million tournament hosted by Greg Norman. Faxon and McCarron had a one-shot lead after Friday's first round, played in modified alternate shot. Sunday's final round is played as a scramble.

Daly and Lickliter's round was two shots off the tournament record for best ball, set by Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins in 1996.

Lickliter made birdies on the first four holes, and Daly birdied the next two. Both players birdied Nos. 6 and 7, Lickliter had one on No. 8, and Daly's on No. 9 gave them an 8-under 28. They added five birdies on the back nine.

Raymond Floyd and Stewart Cink, the oldest and youngest players in the field, respectively, are in third place at 17 under. Lee Janzen and Joe Durant are in fourth at 15 under, one ahead of Peter Jacobsen and Craig Stadler.

Dunlop Phoenix

MIYAZAKI, Japan -- British Open champion David Duval overcame a late double bogey and shot a 3-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the Dunlop Phoenix.

Duval hit a tree root and broke his 7-iron on an approach shot to the par-4 14th, and carded a double-bogey six on the hole.

Duval is at 13-under 200, three shots ahead of American Jerry Kelly, who shot a 4-under 67 at Phoenix Country Club. Japan's Katsunori Kuwabara (67) and Taichi Teshima (69) were tied for third at 204.

Volvo Masters

JEREZ, Spain -- High winds again interrupted the Volvo Masters with just six shots hit in the third round of the $2.9 million golf tournament.

Twenty players were on the course when high winds caused the second round to be called off Friday evening. They had time to complete their rounds when the wind abated briefly on Saturday.

The third round never really got started, and officials were considering whether to make Sunday's play the third round or final round of the event.

Ireland's Paul McGinley shot a 3-under 69 with five birdies and two bogeys Saturday and leads at 9-under 135.

Sweden's Mathias Gronberg is second at 137, and Darren Clarke was tied for third place at 138 with fellow-Irishman Padraig Harrington.

Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal and Germany's Bernhard Langer both shot 70s Saturday to pull up into a four-way tie at fifth with Robert Karlsson and Niclas Fasth, both from Sweden.

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