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  • PGA rookie Garnett jumps into lead at Colonial

  • FORT WORTH, Texas — PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout.
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  • FORT WORTH, Texas — PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout.
    Garnett has gone from Daviess County Country Club and then Missouri Western State to leading at Hogan's Alley after two rounds at Colonial.
    After starting with an eagle, Garnett shot a 4-under 66 on Friday and moved to 7-under 133. He had a one-stroke lead over long-putting Chris Stroud (64) and Robert Streb (68).
    Adam Scott, playing as No. 1 in the world for the first time, had birdies on three of his last seven holes for a 68 to get to 1 under. He has made the cut in his last 34 PGA Tour events, the longest active streak.
    Matt Kuchar, ranked No. 4 in the world, had a chance to move to the top with a victory. But he missed the cut by a stroke at 2-over 142 after a 70.
    The 30-year-old Garnett is from Gallatin, Missouri, a town of about 1,800 people. He has only one top-10 finish in his 18 previous starts on the PGA Tour, and has never won on the Web.com Tour. This is the first time he has even been in the top 10 after the second or third round on the PGA Tour.
    Web.com Tour
    At Raleigh, N.C., way back and up against the cut line, Ashland native Jason Allred vaulted from 105th place into a tie for 27th with a 3-under-par 68 in the second round of the Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation.
    Allred jumped 78 spots by shaving just two strokes off his opening-round 70. He picked up birdies on hole Nos. 3, 9, 14 and 15. His lone blemish was a bogey on the first hole.
    Harold Varner III birdied six holes during a bogeyless round where he went into the clubhouse with a 65 and the overall lead. He holds a one-stroke lead on Max Homa with a 132.
    Senior PGA Championship
    At Benton Harbor, Mich., Tom Watson shot a 3-under 68 for a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship with fellow Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie and three other players.
    The 64-year-old Watson, playing alongside Langer and Montgomerie, had five birdies and a double bogey — on the par-4 12th — to reach 4-under 138 after two rounds at Harbor Shores. Trying to win for the first time since the 2011 Senior PGA, Watson is coming off a sixth-place tie last week in the Regions Tradition in Alabama.
    Airbus LPGA Classic
    At Mobile, Ala., Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend.
    The 44-year-old Matthew had a 5-under 67 to reach 13-under 131 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Crossings Course. The 18-year-old Hull also shot 67.
    Matthew had six birdies and a bogey — on the par-4 ninth — in her afternoon round. The Scot won the last of her four LPGA Tour titles in 2011.
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