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By The Associated Press
Created: 05/28/2016 1:55 PM

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rocco Mediate stretched his Senior PGA Championship lead to four strokes Friday at Harbor Shores, birdieing the final two holes for a 5-under 66.

The 53-year-old Mediate opened with a 62 on Thursday to tie the tournament and course records set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout.

On Friday, Mediate started play on the 10th tee and birdied the par-4 16th and 18th. He added birdies on the par-5 fifth, par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth, leaving an eagle putt an inch short on the last, to reach 14-under 128. He has two PGA Tour Champions victories after winning six times on the PGA Tour.

Gene Sauers was second, closing with a bogey for a 69.

Bernhard Langer birdied three of his last four holes in a 64 to reach 9 under in his bid to become the first player to win all five senior. The 58-year-old German won the Regions Tradition last week in Alabama for his sixth senior major title and 100th worldwide victory. Two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (66) and club pro John DalCorobbo (68) also were 9 under.

John Daly missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 74.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn remained in position for her third straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead in the Volvik Championship.

Jutanugarn had four back-nine birdies, including No. 18 when her approach went off a hospitality suite and landed in a greenside bunker 20 yards from the hole. Her sand shot set her up for a short putt that pushed her to 11-under 133 at Travis Pointe.

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn is coming off a win at the Kingsmill Championship after becoming the first Thai winner in tour history the previous week in Alabama.

So Yeon Ryu (67), Marina Alex (67) and first-round leader Christina Kim (71) were tied for second. Jessica Korda (65), Giulia Molinaro (67) and Brittany Lincicome (67) were 7 under.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko was 2 under after her second straight 71. Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 76.


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Masters champion Danny Willett had six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine at the BMW PGA Championship and shot a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead.

Australia's Scott Hend eagled the final hole for a 69, and South Korea's Y.E. Yang also had a 69 to match Willett at 10-under 134 at Wentworth in the European Tour's flagship event.

South Africa's Jaco van Zyl was a stroke back after a 68.

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