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Sung Kang leads Byron Nelson with 61

DALLAS

Sung Kang matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 10-under 61 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Byron Nelson.

Kang was 16 under after his round that included six birdies in a row. The 31-year-old South Korean who lives in North Texas had a four-stroke lead over playing partner Matt Every and Tyler Duncan.

Marc Leishman shot a 61 last year in the first Nelson round played at the links-style course near downtown Dallas.

Every had his second straight 65, and Duncan shot 66. Brooks Koepka was fourth at 11 under after a 66.

Jordan Spieth shot 67 to get to 7 under. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, also a member of the club, was 8 over after a 74. He missed the cut, but didn’t finish last.

CHAMPIONS

Stricker atop Regions Tradition leaderboard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Steve Stricker shot a season-best 8-under-par 64 to take the second-round lead Friday at the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, leads David Toms by two strokes at 12 under on Greystone’s Founders Course.

Toms shot his second straight 67 Friday, including five birdies on his final nine holes.

He and Stricker both started on No. 10 and Toms was even par at the turn after a bogey and birdie.

First-round leader Glen Day followed his opening 64 with an even-par 72 and is four strokes off the lead.

Billy Andrade is three strokes behind Stricker and two-time champion Bernhard Langer matched Day at four back. Andrade and Day both shot second-round 67s.

EUROPEAN

Wallace in front at British Masters

SOUTHPORT, England

Matt Wallace moved into position for his fifth European Tour win in two years by shooting 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead at the British Masters on Friday.

The Englishman was 12 under overall and a stroke clear of a trio of players including Sweden’s Niklas Lemke, who made eight straight birdies — one off the professional golf record — in shooting 64.

Lemke was tied with England’s Ross Fisher (65) and Belgium’s Thomas Detry (67).

Wallace has yet to drop a shot this week after starting with a 65.

With his streak of birdies from No. 13 to No. 2 after starting at the 10th hole, Lemke came close to equaling the record set by former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia in 2009 and matched by Australia’s James Nitties at the Vic Open in February.

The 371st-ranked Lemke, who had missed the cut in six of his last seven events, came close to giving up the game after struggling in the professional ranks.

Associated Press

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