Sergio Garcia goes low with a 64 to hold lead at Deutsche Bank
Phil Mickelson shoots a 71 despite hitting numerous hazards
Seattle Times news services
NORTON, Mass. — Sergio Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes, closed with an eagle, and wound up in the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
On another day of soft conditions on TPC Boston, Garcia had a 7-under 64 that stood up for the 36-hole lead. The Spaniard was at 13-under 129. He had a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro and Henrik Stenson.
Phil Mickelson, however, managed to steal the show with a 71 for a 134 total.
“I was playing terrible, and I shot even par,” Mickelson said. “I could easily have shot myself out of the tournament. I got it in the hazard I don’t know how many times.”
Ryan Moore (73) of Puyallup and Richard H. Lee (68) of Bellevue are tied for 53rd at 3 under. Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor missed the cut after a 74.
• Yani Tseng shot a 9-under 63 to take a three-stroke lead at 18 under in the Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater in Portland. Paige Mackenzie, a former Husky from Yakima, had a 70 for a 7-under 209 and is tied for 36th. Wendy Ward, from Edwall, had a 71 for a 6-under 210 and is tied for 47th.
• Patrick Cantlay opened a three-stroke lead in the Web.com Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind. Michael Putnam (69) of Tacoma was tied for third at 14 under. His brother, Andrew Putnam (71), was tied for 31st at 8 under, and Alex Prugh of Spokane (70) was tied for 39th at 7 under.
• Rocco Mediate played the back nine in 7-under 29 for the second consecutive day to increase his lead to two strokes after a 64 in the Champions Tour’s inaugural Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary. Kirk Triplett, a Pullman High grad, had a 66 for a 10-under total and is tied for sixth. Seattle native Fred Couples (65) is 8 under, tied for 14th. Rick Fehr (70) of Seattle is tied for 75th at 5 over.
• American Peter Uihlein shot a 4-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead in the Wales Open.
• William Campbell, a former U.S. Amateur champion who played on eight Walker Cup teams and later served two years as president of the U.S. Golf Association, died Friday at his home in Lewisburg, W.Va. He was 90.