Sports World: Pettersen leads sextet by a stroke

Pettersen leads sextet by a stroke

LOS ANGELES • Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen took a one-shot lead after her second round at the suspended ANA Inspiration on Friday.

She carded a 69 to reach seven-under, before the second round was stopped due to darkness.

A group of six players trail Pettersen by a stroke, including Park In Bee (69) and the 2014 US Women's Open champion Michelle Wie, who was only through eight holes of her round.

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Kang shoots course record 63 to lead

HOUSTON • South Korean golfer Kang Sung Hoon shot a nine-under 63 that tied the course record at the Houston Open and led by four shots after the second round on Friday.

The tournament ended early for a quartet of Major champions. Swedish world No. 5 Henrik Stenson (77), sixth-ranked Jordan Spieth (77), seventh-ranked Australian Adam Scott (77) and South African Ernie Els (75) all missed the cut in the final event before this week's US Masters.

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Pacquiao to fight unbeaten Aussie?

MANILA • Philippines boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is negotiating a July 2 fight with unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn, the Filipino world champion's camp said yesterday.

However, Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz did not disclose the proposed Pacquiao-Horn prize money or the venue, adding that the fighters' purse was "nobody's business".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe