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Golf: Adam Scott matches another Bay Hill course record


The Associated Press

First published Mar 21 2014 07:58PM
Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:17PM

Orlando, Fla. • Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

One day after Scott opened with a record-tying 62 in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he hit his stride around the turn Friday with five birdies in an eight-hole stretch to leave everyone else far behind. Even with a three-putt bogey on his final hole, Scott still had a 4-under 68 for a seven-shot lead.

Champions Tour

Saucier, Miss. • Fred Couples shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak on Friday.

The 54-year-old Couples won the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif., last weekend.

LPGA Tour

Phoenix • Mirim Lee remained atop the JTBC Founders Cup leaderboard in her third LPGA Tour start.

The 23-year-old South Korean shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke advantage over 16-year-old Lydia Ko into the weekend at Desert Ridge’s Wildfire Golf Club.

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