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Webb’s Lead In Lpga Major Grows

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Karrie Webb of Australia shook off two early bogeys to shoot a 68 and expand her lead to four shots in the LPGA’s $1 million du Maurier Classic, the last of the season’s major championships.

Webb, 21, completed two rounds at 133, 11-under-par at the 6,324-yard Edmonton (Alberta) Country Club.

Meg Mallon shot a 65, matching Webb’s opening-round score, and was at 137 after 36 holes. Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, shot 73 to make the cut at 146. Clarkston’s Robin Walton did not qualify after a 75 put her at 148.

Justin Leonard, seeking his first professional victory, shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead over Rick Fehr after the second round of the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Mich.

Leonard, who began the round a stroke behind Fehr, had a 15-under 129 total on the Warwick Hills course.

Low scores are not uncommon at Warwick Hills. Robert Wrenn’s 26-under 262 in 1987 came within a stroke of the tour record shared by Ben Hogan and Mike Souchak. At his current rate, Leonard would finish 30-under.

Dave Eichelberger saved par with a 20-foot chip on the final hole for a 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead over Jim Colbert and Frank Conner after the first round of the VFW Seniors Championship at Belton, Mo.

Eichelberger had six birdies and 12 pars on the Loch Lloyd course for his best round of the year.

Colbert, who was raised in the area, won the tournament in 1991 and 1994 and was runner-up in 1992 and 1995.

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