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GOLF ROUNDUP

U.S. leads in Solheim Cup

Paula Creamer's putt is good for a 41/2-31/2 margin over Europe.

August 22, 2009|Associated Press

Paula Creamer made a 20-foot putt late Friday afternoon to give the United States a 4 1/2 -3 1/2 lead at the Solheim Cup, and make Juli Inkster the highest-scoring U.S. player in the event's history. The 49-year-old has scored 17 1/2 points, one more than Meg Mallon, now an assistant captain for the U.S. team.

"About time my partner made a putt," Inkster joked after her and Creamer's 2-and-1 foursome victory over Catriona Matthew and Janice Moodie at Sugar Grove, Ill..

Inkster hasn't won since 2006, and her best finish this year is a tie for 11th. But U.S. captain Beth Daniel didn't hesitate to make her a captain's pick, and the seven-time major champion reinforced the decision with a critical point against Matthew and Moodie.

There are another eight doubles matches today, and the Americans need 14 points to retain the Solheim Cup for the third consecutive time. Europe needs 14 1/2 points to win its first on U.S. soil.

Riley ties Moore

Chris Riley's best round of the year has pushed him into a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C.

Riley, often leaving his driver in the bag, shot a 63 to move to 11-under-par 129 and claim a share of the lead with Ryan Moore during an incomplete second round at the PGA Tour's final event before the FedEx playoffs.

Moore was at 11 under through 17 holes and Jeff Maggert was at 10 under with one hole remaining when play was halted shortly after 8 p.m. due to darkness. Tournament organizers continue to play catch-up after Thursday's four-hour weather delay.

Sergio Garcia had two eagles during his 64, and he joined first-round leader Bill Haas (69) and Chez Reavie two strokes back at 131.

Bryant still leads

Brad Bryant took a one-stroke lead over defending champion Fred Funk after the first two rounds of the Jeld-Wen Tradition at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore.

Bryant, who shot an opening 62, was steady on Friday with an even-par 72 that gave him a 10-under 134 in the fourth of five majors on the Champions Tour this year.

Funk shot 67 to reach nine under through two rounds. Loren Roberts, John Cook and Larry Mize were another shot back entering the third round.

Woods to play

Tiger Woods entered the Barclays on Friday, an indication that the world's No. 1 player plans to compete in all four playoff events for the first time. Woods has not played the tournament, which begins Thursday at Liberty National in New Jersey, since 2003, when it was held in June.

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