Mathew Goggin birdied four of the first five holes Friday before strapping in for a wild ride of birdies and bogeys that ultimately added up to an even-par 72 at the Memorial that tied him for the lead with two-time champion Kenny Perry, who recovered from a rugged start for a 71.


 Mathew Goggin birdied four of the first five holes Friday before strapping in for a wild ride of birdies and bogeys that ultimately added up to an even-par 72 at the Memorial that tied him for the lead with two-time champion Kenny Perry, who recovered from a rugged start for a 71.
They were at 7-under 137, one shot clear of Jerry Kelly.
All those scores seemed so much lower on a Muirfield Village course that felt like a major with its ankle-deep rough that swallowed up errant shots and greens as slick as glass.
Only three players broke 70 on Friday, with Johnson Wagner turning in a remarkable 67. Twenty players couldn’t break 80.
Ginn Tribute
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Karrie Webb continued to show off her Hall of Fame style Friday at the Ginn Tribute — and just in time, Annika Sorenstam did, too.
Webb shot a 66 and shared the lead at 13-under with Sophie Gustafson (65) after two rounds of the LPGA tournament.
Sorenstam also had a 66, her lowest score in six career rounds at RiverTowne Country Club, and moved from a tie for 60th Thursday into a tie for eighth.
Sorenstam was seven shots behind, but at least she still was part of the tournament that she hosts — something that looked doubtful midway through Friday’s round.
Principal Classic
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — R.W. Eaks and Lonnie Nielsen shot 5-under 66s to share the first-round lead at the Principal Charity Classic on Friday.
Joey Sindelar, Tom Purtzer, Kirk Hanefeld and Mark McNulty were one stroke back. Loren Roberts, who finished second at Glen Oaks in 2006, was at 3-under along with Clarence Rose.
Eaks — who has battled through serious knee trouble all season — showed he might be ready to break out of his slump. He finished tied for eighth in his last event, the Regions Charity Classic, but that’s his only top-10 finish in 2008. Eaks won twice and finished sixth on the money list in 2007.
Wales Open
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Scott Strange shot a 5-under 66 and extended his lead to four strokes Friday after two rounds of the Wales Open.
Strange, a 31-year-old Australian, had a 1-under 34 on the back nine of the 2010 Celtic Manor Course, six strokes worse than his first round, when a 63 left him with a one-shot lead.
Strange was four shots ahead of Jeev Singh (68), Alvaro Velasco (68), Benn Barham (64) and English tour rookie Robert Dinwiddie, who eagled the last hole for a 65.
Padraig Harrington struggled with his putting, and his 3-over 74 gave him a 36-hole total of 2-over 144 — three strokes over the cut. It was his first missed cut in Europe since the 2006 Majorca Classic, 19 months ago.
Ladies German Open
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Michelle Wie shot a 3-under 69 Friday to keep pace at the Ladies German Open, where she was tied for sixth three shots off the lead after the rain-delayed second round.
The 18-year-old from Hawaii bogeyed her first hole but recovered with a stretch of three birdies in four holes midway through her round and a fourth birdie later at the Golfpark Gut Haeusern course northwest of Munich.
Lora Fairclough of England, the 1998 German Open winner, had a 68 to take the lead at 10-under 134 at the $390,000 tournament on the Ladies European Tour.