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October 19. 2013 9:36PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Webb Simpson maintained a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin


Making his first start since helping the U.S. win the Presidents Cup, the 2012 U.S. Open champion shot a 4-under 67 to reach 19 under. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63.


Chesson Hadley was second after a 67, reaching 15 under with an eagle on the par-5 16th. The Web.com Tour Championship winner last month, Hadley is making his fourth career PGA Tour start.


Jeff Overton was third at 14 under after a 68.


Jason Bohn had a 69 to reach 13 under, and Sean O'Hair shot a 63 to join first-round leader J.J. Henry, defending champion Ryan Moore, William McGirt, Ryo Ishikawa and Russell Knox at 12 under.


After opening with a course-record 60, Henry has shot 71-70. McGirt shot 64, Ishikawa had a 68, and Moore and Knox shot 69.


KEB HANABANK CHAMPIONSHIP


INCHEON, South Korea (AP) Sweden's Anna Nordqvist shot a 2-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Australia's Katherine Hull-Kirk after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship.


Nordqvist had four birdies and two bogeys to move to 7-under 137, while Hull-Kirk had an eventful day with an eagle, a double bogey, five birdies and three bogeys in her 70.


Defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway was a stroke back along with South Korea's Ju Young Pak and Amy Yang. Pettersen had a 69, and Pak and Yang shot 71.


GREATER HICKORY CLASSIC


CONOVER, N.C. (AP) Bernhard Langer overcame a bad start to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic.


Second behind Kenny Perry in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, Langer bogeyed the first two holes on the reconfigured Rock Barn layout, then made six birdies for a 4-under 66.


The German star had a 10-under 130 total.


Michael Allen, Brad Bryant and John Riegger were tied for second. Allen shot 65, Bryant had a 66, and Riegger a 67. Bruce Vaughan, who won the qualifying tournament to make the field, shot a 62 to join Olin Browne at 7 under. Browne had a 68. Perry was tied for 17th at 3 under after a 69.


PERTH INTERNATIONAL


PERTH, Australia (AP) Local West Australian player Brody Ninyette shot a 5-under 67 in rainy conditions to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Perth International.


Ninyette had an 8-under 208 total at Lake Karrinyup in the event sanctioned by the European and Australasian tours. Australia's Brett Rumford (65), Denmark's J.B. Hansen (66) and South Korea's Jin Jeong (69) were tied for second. American Bo Van Pelt, the defending champion, was four strokes back after a 71.


MACAU OPEN


MACAU (AP) Australia's Scott Hend shot an 8-under 63 to take a four-stroke lead over South African star Ernie and Els and Bangladesh's Mohammad Siddikur in the Macau Open.


Hend had a 12-under 201 total in the Asian Tour event. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63. Els had a 69, and Siddikur shot 70.


JAPAN OPEN


IBARAKI, Japan (AP) Japan's Koumei Oda opened a three-stroke lead in the Japan Open, shooting a 4-under 67 on Ibaraki Golf Club's East Course.


Oda had a 9-under 204 total in the Japan Golf Tour event. Japan's Masanori Kobayashi was second after a 69. Australia's Scott Strange was third at 4 under after a 67.


KOREA OPEN


CHEONAN, South Korea (AP) South Korea's Kim Hyung-tae shot a 5-under 66 to take a four-shot lead in the Korea Open, while sixth-ranked Rory McIlroy had a 75 to drop 10 strokes behind.


Kim had a 9-under 204 total in the OneAsia Tour event. South Korea's Hong Soon-sang was second after a 71.


Associated Press


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