Record Round for Klein
The old record was set by Jeong Jang who recorded a 7-under 65 during the 2nd round at Fox Run last year.
A former member of the Arizona State golf team, Klein came within one stroke of matching her career-low round of 63 recorded during the final round of the Diet Dr. Pepper National Pro-Am in 1997.
Klein hit 12 fairways and 15 greens in regulation today while recording 11 pars, six birdies and one eagle.
This is a big move for the perky blond who thus far has recorded a mere four top-10 finishes and missed the cut seven times this year.
Klein has been a member of the LPGA Tour since her rookie year of 1995. She recorded two career victories during this time - both of which came in 1996 PING Welchs Championship, Weetabix Womens British Open.
St. Louis native Jennifer Hubbard trails the lead by three strokes as well.
Hubbard recorded six birdies and a lone bogey grabbing hold of sole possession of third place at 5-under-par 67.
Kris Tschetter (4-under-par 68) took hold of second place recording eagle on the par-5 13th, five birdies and two bogeys.
Tschetter has made incredible strides in her game as of late.
Burdened with back problems ' a side effect of her hip injury - its not uncommon to see Kris parked in the middle of the fairway in the Coleman chair her caddie carries around for her.
Sherri Turner joined Tschetter at 4-under-par late in the day.
Leta Lindlay teed off the back nine and opened with four strait birdies before making bogey on the par-4 14th. Lindlay was 2-under through the 9th.
Juli Inkster made her first tournament appearance at Fox Run Golf Club today. The course in turn gave her a run for her money. Inkster closed out the day at 1-under-par 71.
The Hall of Famer found herself in trouble on the par-5 16th. A errant second shot jettisoned her ball into the trees to the right of the green and Inkster, a 25-time winner on the LPGA Tour, followed suit by failing to get it up and down with a chip shot that left her only slightly ahead of where she was and still in the rough. She made double-bogey.
Jill McGill moved to 3-under today prior to recording double-bogey on the 17th.
Defending champion Lorie Kane shot even par 72 today while Nos. 1 and 2 on the money list Annika Sorenstam Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb were tied at 1-under through the 7th and 6th holes respectively.
Webb teed off number 10 and finished the backside in 36 strokes with two bogeys and two birdies to make the turn tied for 33rd place at even par.
Sorenstam also teed off the back nine this afternoon. She recorded three birdies and a bogey through the par-4 2nd to move to 2-under-par through her 11th hole of the day.
135 players will continue to jockey for the lead and the $120,000 first prize monies. The cut will be made Saturday after the completion of 36 holes. Low 70 scores and ties will make it into the final round.
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Highlights: Tiger birdies six of his first seven
Tiger Woods entered Saturday tied atop the board and wasted little time taking the outright lead at East Lake.
Woods moved clear of the field with this birdie at No. 1, whipping the Atlanta crowd into an early frenzy.
Following a 4-foot par save at the second, Woods moved ahead by two and reached 9 under par when he played this approach from 144 and sank this 8-footer for birdie at the third.
One hole later, Woods reached double digits at 10 under par when he poured in a bending 21-footer that just crept over the lip.
He made it four birdies in his first five holes when he bombed a 320-yard drive, wedged to 7 feet, and converted again.
He looked in danger of not capitalizing on his first crack at a par-5 after he came out of a fairway wood on his second shot, but a splash from the bunker and a make from 6 feet gave him his fifth circle in six holes.
He went Vintage Tiger at the seventh, playing this fairway bunker shot from 172 yards to 5 feet, setting up his sixth birdie in his first seven holes and advancing him to 13 under, five clear.
Iowa State honors Arozamena before football game
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State honored slain golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena with an elaborate ceremony ahead of the Cyclones' game against Akron on Saturday.
Iowa State's band used a formation that spelled out Barquin's initials, and both teams wore a decal on their helmets in her memory.
A tribute to Barquin played on a video screen before a moment of silence, and fans were also asked to wear yellow, one of Iowa State's main colors and a nod to Barquin's Spanish roots. Most of the roughly 60,000 fans in attendance complied with yellow and with golf shirts on a chilly morning in central Iowa.
"I think it's fantastic. The tribute is amazing. But ultimately, it would have been perfect if she could have been here for her tribute, which was going to happen anyway." said Ed Hamilton, a retired police officer from nearby Ankeny, Iowa.
Barquin, the Cyclones' first conference champion in 25 years, was finishing up her degree at Iowa State and working toward her ultimate goal of becoming a professional golfer.
A memorial honoring Celia Barquin Arozamena at Jack Trice Stadium. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
Barquin competed in the U.S Women's Open earlier this summer, and coach Christie Martens said she was approaching "the pinnacle of her career."
"Iowa State fans are very loyal. We haven't had too many winning football teams over the years. Yet the fans turn out. There's a great loyalty here -- but it spills into other sports as well," said Iowa State fan Kent Hollrah of Denison, Iowa.
Collin Richards, also 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in Barquin's death. Police said Richards stabbed Barquin and left her body in a pond on the course, where it was found after other golfers noticed her abandoned bag.
Cyclones coach Matt Campbell also wore an Iowa State golf hat on the sideline to show solidarity with his colleagues.
"Be with all of us today Celia, your legacy will forever live on & we are forever grateful for your impact. Much love from your Cyclonitas," Iowa State linebacker Willie Harvey tweeted earlier Saturday, using the nickname that Barquin had for her teammates.
Tiger, Bryson testing each other's golf balls ahead of Paris
ATLANTA – The U.S. Ryder Cup team won’t arrive in Paris for next week’s matches until Monday, but one pairing already seems to be penciled into captain Jim Furyk’s lineup.
Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau have become regular practice-round partners, and when Furyk made both captain’s picks, it added to the notion that they would be paired during the team sessions in France. On Tuesday at East Lake, Woods and DeChambeau teed it up yet again.
Both Woods and DeChambeau play Bridgestone golf balls, although they use different models.
“The two are very similar, they are very numbers-oriented and that translates to their feel on the course, but they get fitted to two different golf balls,” said Adam Rehberg, Bridgestone Golf’s ball-fitting manager.
Woods plays the company’s Tour B XS, which is softer and spins more, while DeChambeau plays the Tour B X, which is designed to take spin off shots.
Although DeChambeau played a version of the company’s golf ball that was close to what Woods now plays earlier in his career, he appeared to be preparing for a pairing next week during Tuesday’s practice round.
“I’ve seen some chipping of the other’s ball during practice rounds, getting used to it,” Rehberg said. “There’s been some sharing of golf balls internally between those guys. It’s almost like the worst kept secret in golf. It seems they are going to be paired up one way or another.”
The rules for the Ryder Cup were changed in 2006. They allow for foursomes teams to change golf balls between holes but not during a hole, which explains the duo’s interest in becoming comfortable with the other’s golf ball, particularly around the green and for chip shots.