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Dunlap Continues His Surge With 65 At Canadian Open

By Compiled From Wire Services

With a pair of eagles Friday, Scott Dunlap had played the par-5s in 11-under-par through two rounds. The result was a comfortable lead in the Canadian Open golf tournament at Oakville, Ontario.

Dunlap, fighting to keep his PGA Tour card, followed his first-round 64 with a 7-under 65. The 129 total gave Dunlap a three-stroke lead over Dudley Hart, also seeking his first tour victory. Hart shot 64 in a round that included four straight birdies.

Crowd-favorite Tiger Woods, with two rounds of 70, was 11 strokes off the pace at 4-under 140 in his second tournament as a professional.

Michael Bradley and Taylor Smith also were at 134; Bradley with a round of 64, Smith 66.

At Augusta, Mo., Vicente Fernandez and Bruce Summerhays shot 6-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Tour’s inaugural Boone Valley Classic.

Bunky Henry opened with a 66 on the Boone Valley Golf Club course. Five players, including Tom Wargo of nearby Centralia, Ill., were at 4 under, and six were at 3 under.

At Portland, Dottie Pepper shot a 7-under-par 65, one shot off the course record, to take a three-stroke lead in the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship.

Dawn Coe-Jones and Swedish stars Annika Sorenstam and Catrin Nilsmark opened with 68s, and defending champion Alison Nicholas of England topped a 12-player group at 69.

Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, shot 72 and Robin Walton of Clarkston, Wash., shot 74.

At the Montana Open in Missoula, Jim Gaither of Great Falls, Mont., leads after a first-round 66. Todd Pence of Spokane shot 70 and former winner Mike DeLong of Coeur d’Alene had a 78.

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