- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Martin Laird wasn’t sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn’t found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Bae Sang-moon and Zach Blair going into the weekend.

Blair was among 11 rookies to make the cut in their debut as PGA Tour members.

Silverado hadn’t hosted a PGA Tour event since 1980, and it appeared the players were starting to figure out how to navigate the tight, winding fairways and small greens that are all about being on the right side of the hole.

There were 13 rounds at 67 or better, compared with only three in the opening round.

One of them belonged to Jimmy Walker, one of four players fresh off the Ryder Cup who came to the Frys.com Open. Walker opened with a 75, and then he followed that with eight birdies in a round of 66 that got him to the weekend with room to spare.

Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar each had a 68 and were at least in range of Laird. Lee Westwood played in the morning through a marine layer that made conditions more difficult. He shot a 69 to make the cut by one shot.

Laird was at 10-under 134.

LPGA MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu shot a 6-under 65 to take a two-stroke in the LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tour’s six-tournament Asian swing.

Ryu birdied five of her first seven holes in hot conditions and finished with seven birdies and a bogey to reach 11-under 131 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Ryu won the Canadian Women’s Open in August for her third LPGA Tour title. She also finished second in the Marathon Classic in July and has 11 top-10 finishes this season.

Japan’s Akayo Uehara, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff and South Korea’s Eun Hee Ji were tied for second. Uehara had a 63, Ko and Ewart Shadoff shot 64, and Ji had a 67.

Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 71 to drop into a tie for 11th at 6 under.

Defending champion Lexi Thompson was tied for 56th at 2 over after a 73.

SAS CHAMPIONSHIP

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Guy Boros birdied the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Tom Lehman and Marco Dawson after the first round of the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship.

Boros, the son of late Hall of Famer Julius Boros, turned 50 on Sept. 4 and is playing in his second event on the tour. He won the PGA Tour’s 1996 Greater Vancouver Open.

Hale Irwin, the 69-year-old star who won the 2005 tournament at Prestonwood, opened with a 68 - the seventh time he has bettered his age this year. He had six birdies and a double bogey on No. 8.

Hawaii Championship winner Paul Goydos and Larry Mize also shot 68.

Defending champion Russ Cochran had a 72.

Bernhard Langer, the 2012 winner, and Colin Montgomerie, shot 73. Playing partner Nick Faldo had a 70.

Langer has a tour-high five victories - two of them majors - and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race. Montgomerie has two major victories this year and is second in the Schwab Cup standings.

PORTUGAL MASTERS

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) - France’s Alexander Levy shot 10-under 61 to take the lead during the suspended second round of the Portugal Masters.

A downpour interrupted play for most of the afternoon and only six players were able to complete the round. The second round will resume early Saturday and the event has been reduced to 54 holes.

Levy had an 18-under 124 total at Oceanico Victoria.

Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, coming off a first-round 60, was second at 15 under with two holes left.

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