- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - Brittany Lang hit driver for a tap-in eagle on the par-4 15th and birdied the last for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

A day after Se Ri Pak ended her Hall of Fame career in front of her home fans, Lang nearly aced the 251-yard 15th. Her ball hopped onto the green, curled right toward the pin and missed by a few inches on the high side before stopping a foot away.

On the par-5 18th, the U.S. Women’s Open champion rattled the flagstick on the first hop with a wedge, leaving a putt a couple of inches longer than the one on 15. She had the eagle and five birdies in the bogey-free round in calm, cool conditions at Sky 72.

Lang had a 10-under 134 total. The 31-year-old American won the U.S. Women’s Open in July at CordeValle in California, beating Anna Nordqvist in a playoff.

Solheim Cup teammate Alison Lee, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 70 to fall a stroke back. She chipped in for eagle on 15 to match Lang, then bogeyed the 18th.

Cristie Kerr made it an all-Solheim Cup final threesome Saturday, shooting a 65 to reach 7 under on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course. South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park also was 7 under after a 65.

Pak retired after her first-round 80, ending her career in South Korea’s lone LPGA Tour event. She won 25 LPGA Tour titles - the last in 2010 - and five majors, two of them during a rookie season in 1998 that was a catalyst for the boom in South Korean and Asian women’s golf.

SAS CHAMPIONSHIP

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Doug Garwood birdied seven of the final 11 holes for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship.

Winless on the 50-and-over tour, the 53-year-old Garwood began the run with birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 and played the back nine at Prestonwood in 5-under 31 in the final regular-season event of the year.

Brad Faxon was a stroke back at 66, and Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize shot 67.

The 59-year-old Langer leads the tour with four victories and earnings of $2,512,659. He won the 2012 event and tied for third the last two years.

The top 72 players on the money list after the tournament - and one player in the top 10 in the event but outside the top 72 for the season - will get spots in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener - the PowerShares QQQ Championship at Sherwood in Thousand Oaks, California, on Oct. 28-30. Brian Henninger, 72nd with 172,853, shot a 72. Garwood is 37th with $483,745.

BRITISH MASTERS

WATFORD, England (AP) - England’s Richard Bland birdied six of his last nine holes and shot a 7-under 64 to take the second-round lead in the British Masters.

Bland had an 11-under 131 total at The Grove.

England’s Andrew Johnston and Sweden’s Alexander Noren were a stroke back. Playing together in the morning, they each shot 65.

MACAU OPEN

MACAU (AP) - Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent shot a 7-under 64 in the Macau Open for a share of the second-round lead in the Asian Tour event.

Australia’s Kalem Richardson (67), India’s S. Chikkarangappa (65) and Anirban Lahiri (68) and Thailand’s Sutijet Kooratanapisan (66) matched Vincent at 8-under 134.

England’s Ian Poulter, tied for the first-round lead at 64 in is return from a four-month break, had a 71 to drop into a tie for 11th at 5 under. He was sidelined by an arthritic joint in his right foot.

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