- Associated Press - Friday, January 15, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Brandt Snedeker feels good about his swing and is making plenty of putts, a combination that has given him the 36-hole lead at the Sony Open.

Snedeker played bogey-free Friday at Waialae Country Club for a 5-under 65. He had a one-shot lead over Kevin Kisner, who couldn’t get a putt to fall until a 12-footer on his final hole for eagle and a 66.

Snedeker was at 12-under 128.

Fifteen players were separated by only four shots at the halfway point. British Open champion Zach Johnson (66), Luke Donald (65), Chez Reavie (63) and Zac Blair (65) were two shots behind. The group at 9-under 131 included 49-year-old Jerry Kelly.

Vijay Singh, who turns 53 next month and can become the oldest PGA Tour winner in history, shot 69 and was four back.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger beat Anirban Lahiri and Wang Jeunghun 4 and 3 to help Europe take a 4 1/2-1 1/2 lead over Asia in the EurAsia Cup.

In other fourball matches at Glenmarie, Lee Westwood and Chris Wood beat S.S.P. Chawrasia and Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2 and 1, Ross Fisher and Kristoffer Broberg topped Prayad Marksaeng and K.T. Kim 6 and 4, and Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan edged Shingo Katayama and Wu Ashun 2 and 1.

Victor Dubuisson and Soren Kjeldsen halved with Danny Chia and Nicholas Fung. Byeong-hun An and Thongchai Jaidee had Asia’s lone victory, beating Danny Willett and Matthew Fitzpatrick 3 and 1.

The teams will play six foursomes matches Saturday and close with 12 singles matches Sunday.


JOHANNESBURG (AP) - England’s Ross McGowan shot a 9-under 62 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour’s Joburg Open.

McGowan had two eagles and six birdies on Royal Johannesburg and Kensington’s West Course to reach 14-under 129. England’s Anthony Wall, South Africa’s Jean Hugo and Haydn Porteous and Chile’s Felipe Aguilar were tied for second. Wall had a 67 on the East Course, the site of the final two rounds. Hugo and Aguilar shot 65, and Porteous 66 - all on the West Course.

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