Saturday, June 12, 2004

Couples leads Buick Classic by 1



The Associated Press

HARRISON, N.Y. - Coming off a second-place finish last week in the Memorial, Fred Couples birdied the final two holes Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Vijay Singh, Fredrik Jacobson and young playing partner Luke Donald after 36 holes in the Buick Classic.

Couples' wife, Thais, tried to talk him into withdrawing Wednesday to rest his back for the U.S. Open.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: John Harris, Andy Bean and Allen Doyle shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 in the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am at Parkville, Mo.

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Jennifer Rosales wanted to build on her one-shot lead. Instead, she did her laundry. Rain forced postponement of the second round until today.

CURTIS CUP: European and British teams hold the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Walker Cup. Now it's up to Michelle Wie and her teammates to keep the only cup the United States owns. Play gets under way today in the biennial women's competition between amateur teams from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland.

EUROPEAN PGA: Miles Tunnicliff shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Scottish PGA's Diageo Championship at Gleneagles, extending his lead to five strokes.




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