- Associated Press - Friday, October 26, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) - Robert Garrigus shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Jbe’ Kruger, the South African who upstaged Tiger Woods in their second-round pairing at the CIMB Classic.

Garrigus was at 14-under 128. The American left his par putt just short on the 18th hole for his only bogey of the round.

Kruger, playing his first competitive round with Woods, pumped his right arm after each of his eight birdies in a 64 in soggy conditions at The Mines.

Troy Matteson and Australia’s Greg Chalmers were 10 under. Troy Matteson followed his opening 63 with 69, and Chalmers had a 66. Woods shot a 67 to join Kevin Na and Zimbabwe’s Brendon De Jonge at 9 under. Na had a 66, and De Jonge shot 65.


The tournament is sanctioned bu the PGA Tour and Asian Tour. It will become a full-fledged PGA Tour event next year when the tour begins its new season in October after the FedEx Cup.

BMW MASTERS

SHANGHAI (AP) _ Sweden’s Peter Hanson shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Rory McIlroy after the second round of the European Tour’s BMW Masters.

Hanson had a 14-under 130 total on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren.

The top-ranked McIlroy had seven birdies a 65.

Sweden’s Robert Karlsson was three strokes back after a 64.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry, England’s Justin Rose, Sweden’s Alexander Noren and Wales’ Jamie Donaldson, the first-round leader, were 8 under. Lowry shot 64, Rose and Noren 68, and Donaldson 74.

LPGA TAIWAN CHAMPIONSHIP

YANG MEI, Taiwan (AP) _ Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shot a 7-under 65 to share the second-round lead with South Korea’s Inbee Park in the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

The winners the last two weeks in the opening events on the tour’s Asian Swing, Pettersen and Park had 10-under 134 totals at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club. Park shot a 69.

Yani Tseng, the top-ranked Taiwanese star who won the tournament last year, was two strokes back along with Scotland’s Catriona Matthew. Tseng shot a 69, and Matthew had a 66.

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