Cochran, Triplett share lead at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Russ Cochran shot a 7-under 65 on Friday at Del Monte for a share of the Pebble Beach Invitational lead with fellow Champions Tour player Kirk Triplett.

Triplett had a 69 at Del Monte to match Cochran at 9-under 135 in the tournament that features 81 players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com tours.

John Mallinger, the 2010 winner, was a stroke back after a 69 at Spyglass Hill.

Triplett had one bogey and four birdies, including 15-footer on the ninth, his final hole of the round.

Cochran, the 2009 Champions Tour rookie of the year who had three top-10 finishes this season, had five birdies and began his round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole.

William McGirt and Robert Streb were 7 under. McGirt had a 71 at Spyglass, and Streb shot a 68 at Pebble Beach, the site of the final round Sunday.

LPGA Titleholders

At Naples, Fla., Japan's Ai Miyazato had two big birdie runs en route to an 8-under 64 for a one shot lead.

Miyazato was at 10-under 134, one shot clear of U.S. Women's Open Na Yeon Choi.

Hong Kong Open

At Hong Kong, New Zealand's Michael Campbell shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the Hong Kong Open, while top-ranked defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut.

Campbell was 9 under at Hong Kong Golf Club. Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, China's Zhang Lian-wei and Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed were tied for second. Jimenez had a 67, and Zhang and Andersson Hed shot 66.


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