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Hurley Takes Two-Shot Leads at CIMB Classic

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 02:21 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:16

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Canadian Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Billy Hurley III fired a 67 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

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Inbee Park, Shanshan Feng Share Taiwan Lead

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 02:13 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:08

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Top-ranked Inbee Park birdied five of the last seven holes Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

The South Korean star, playing her first round since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday, was tied with China's Shanshan Feng after her bogey-free round at Miramar.

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France’s Levy Leads BMW Masters in China

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 01:07 Friday, 31 October 2014 01:04

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Canadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (AP) — France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.

Levy began the birdie run on the par-4 ninth on Lake Malaren's Masters Course. He won the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen in April for his first European Tour title and took the rain-shortened Portugal Masters this month, becoming the first Frenchman to win two events in a single season on the European Tour.

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Danielle Kang Has Another Hole-in-One

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 01:03 Friday, 31 October 2014 00:46

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Another week. Another ace. Another car.

Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days Friday, acing the 158-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. She was awarded an Audi A6 T2.0.

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Rio Given Deadline on Olympic Golf Course Changes

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:06 Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:02

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SAO PAULO (Tales Azzoni/AP) — A judge has given the city of Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for the 2016 Games.

The judge wants to know if they agree to "immediately" move three holes and redesign part of the course to make way for a wildlife corridor that will help preserve a local nature reserve, a demand made by local prosecutors.

The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course, which had been billed as one of the highlights of the Rio Games.

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