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Bettencourt shares lead at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO, April 4 (UPI) -- Matt Bettencourt, hoping to regain a full-time job on the PGA Tour, survived difficult conditions Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Texas Open.

Maggert seeks rare PGA Tour win

MEMPHIS, June 7 (UPI) -- Jeff Maggert, whose only PGA Tour win in the last 13 years came at this event, grabbed a share of the lead Thursday after one round of the St. Jude Classic.

Jones, McNeill tied for Puerto Rico lead

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, March 8 (UPI) -- Matt Jones and George McNeill grabbed a share of the lead Thursday at the 18-hole mark of the Puerto Rico Open.

Claxton keeps lead in PGA qualifier

LA QUINTA, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Will Claxton shot a 3-under 69 Friday and kept the lead at the midway point of the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Claxton out front in PGA qualifying event

LA QUINTA, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Will Claxton, seeking PGA Tour exempt status for the first time, maintained a one-shot lead Thursday after two rounds of the annual qualifying tournament.

Bohn takes 4-shot New Orleans lead

NEW ORLEANS, April 24 (UPI) -- Jason Bohn fired a 5-under 67 Saturday, propelling him to a four-shot lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after two rounds.

Rain disrupts PGA Tour event

AVONDALE, La., April 23 (UPI) -- Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was among those tied for the lead Friday when play was suspended in the second round of the Zurich Classic in Louisiana.
Janzen shares John Deere lead

Janzen shares John Deere lead

SILVIS, Ill., July 9 (UPI) -- Lee Janzen, winless since the second of his two U.S. Open titles 11 years ago, claimed a share of the first-round lead Thursday at the John Deere Classic.
Gay posts 10-shot win at Heritage

Gay posts 10-shot win at Heritage

HILTON HEAD, S.C., April 19 (UPI) -- Brian Gay completed a "virtually mistake-free" run at the Heritage Sunday, firing a 7-under-par 64 to win the Hilton Head, S.C., tournament by 10 strokes.

Gay leads by three shots at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 18 (UPI) -- Brian Gay widened his lead to three strokes at the PGA Verizon Heritage with a 4-under 67 in Saturday's third round at Hilton Head, S.C.

Cejka leads at the Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 16 (UPI) -- Alex Cejka, a four-time winner on the European Tour but winless in the United States, took a one-shot lead Thursday in the first round of the Heritage.

Bart Bryant leads on PGA Tour

PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Bart Bryant owned a one-shot lead Thursday when darkness forced a suspension of play in the first round of the PODS Championship.

Five share 1st-round Hope Classic lead

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Durant, Shigeki Maruyama, Mathew Goggin, Omar Uresti and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead Wednesday in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California.

Matteson, Imada co-lead AT&T Classic

DULUTH, Ga., May 19 (UPI) -- Ryuji Imada put his approach shot within inches at the 18th hole and birdied to tie Troy Matteson for the third-round lead at the AT&T Classic in Georgia.

Kevin Sutherland leaves PGA Tour event

DULUTH, Ga., May 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Sutherland, having missed the cut at this event the last two years, fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to lead by two after one round of the AT&T Classic.

Mickelson, Furyk tied at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk are co-leaders after 36 holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Gutschewski leads PGA Tour Q-School

LA QUINTA, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Scott Gutschewski shot a 5-under 67 Wednesday to take the first-round lead at the PGA Tour Qualifying School at La Quinta, Calif.

Watney leads the Chrysler Classic

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Nick Watney shot 8-under 64 Friday to grab a two-shot lead after two rounds of the PGA's Chrysler Classic in Greensboro, N.C.

Trahan earns his first PGA win at Madison

MADISON, Miss., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- D.J. Trahan beat Joe Durant in a three-hole playoff Sunday to win the PGA's Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Madison, Miss.

Trahan seeks wire-to-wire victory

MADISON, Miss., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- D.J. Trahan birdied his final two holes Saturday for a 1-under 71 and the third-round lead of the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Curtis maintains his Booz Allen lead

POTOMAC, Md., June 23 (UPI) -- With a 6-under 65 on Friday, Ben Curtis maintained the lead after two rounds of the Booz Allen Golf Classic at Potomac, Md.

Stiles grabs the St. Jude's lead

MEMPHIS, May 26 (UPI) -- At 7-under 133, little-known Darron Stiles has a 2-shot lead after two rounds of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

Appleby leads Shell Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 20 (UPI) -- Australia's Stuart Appleby shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Shell Open Golf Tournament in suburban Houston.

Campbell holds lead at Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell held onto his four-stroke advantage Friday after three rounds of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at Palm Springs, Calif.
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