DUBLIN, Ohio 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.
GINN TRIBUTE: At Mount Pleasant, S.C., 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.
PRINCIPAL CLASSIC: At West Des Moines, Iowa, R.W. Eaks and Lonnie Nielsen shot 5-under 66s to share the first-round lead at the Principal Charity Classic on Friday.
WALES OPEN: At Newport, Wales, Scott Strange shot a 5-under 66 and extended his lead to four strokes Friday after two rounds of the Wales Open.
LADIES GERMAN OPEN: At Munich, Germany, 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.
NCAA MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: At West Lafayette, Ind., Kevin Chappell shot a 4-under 68 Friday to help UCLA take a three-stroke lead over Clemson and Southern California after the third round of the NCAA men's Division I golf championship.