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  • Park in trouble in St. Andrews; Choi in lead

  • ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Before she can think of four in a row, Inbee Park first has to make up an eight-shot deficit at the Women's British Open.
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  • ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Before she can think of four in a row, Inbee Park first has to make up an eight-shot deficit at the Women's British Open.
    Playing in the strongest wind this week, she had a pair of three-putt bogeys in a round of 1-over 73 that left her closer to the cut line than the lead on Friday. The 25-year-old South Korean is trying to become the first golfer to win four professional majors in one year.
    Those rugged afternoon conditions were no problem for Na Yeon Choi. The South Korean had a 5-under 67 — nearly nine shots lower than the field average for the afternoon — and had a one-shot lead over Miki Saiki of Japan. Saiki set the Old Course record for the Women's British Open at 6-under 66 in the morning, which featured bursts of showers but very little wind until late in the round.
    Choi was at 10-under 134.
    Reno-Tahoe Open
    At Reno, Nev., Andres Romero birdied his last four holes to take the second-round lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open with 22 points in the modified Stableford scoring format on the edge of the Sierra.
    The Argentine player who finished third last year had nine birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on Friday for a one-point lead over Gary Woodland.
    The scoring system awards eight points for double eagle, five points for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.
    Woodland had a chance to take the lead on his last hole when his 90-yard approach glanced off the pin, but missed a 5-foot birdie attempt.
    Stuart Appleby, Rod Pampling and former University of Nevada player Charlie Wi were three points back at 19. David Toms had 17.
    Mylan Classic
    At Canonsburg, Pa., Ashland native Jason Allred shot a 3-over-par 74 and missed the cut in the Web.com event at Southpointe Golf Club.
    Allred's day included four bogeys, a double bogey and three birdies.
    South Korea's Whee Kim fired a 65 and assumed the lead after 36 holes. Kim, a 21-year-old Tour rookie, managed to navigate through swirling winds and post an 11-under 131 total, two in front of Clemson graduate Ben Martin (67).
    Western Amatuer
    At Roland, Ark., Stanford's Patrick Rodgers topped the 16 match-play qualifiers in the 111th Western Amateur, shooting a 3-under 69 at The Alotian Club for a record 18-under 270 total.
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