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LOW SCORES ACROSS THE BOARD AT BUICK

Some big names are having their way with Warwick Hills.

Vijay Singh shared the second-round lead at the Buick Open with Jim Furyk and Billy Andrade on Friday, and they had two familiar faces right behind them.

John Daly matched his best round of the year with an 8-under 64 and was tied with three others at 10 under, one stroke behind the leaders. Tiger Woods had a 4-under 68 and was among four others another shot back.

The cut was 4 under, matching the low for the season on the PGA Tour and the lowest in Buick Open history.

"There are some good names, but no matter who is on the board, you're going to have to make a bunch of birdies," Woods said. "It's just the nature of this golf course and tournament. You can't go out there and make a bunch of pars."

Warwick Hills forces players to be aggressive. Stewart Cink, who shot a 65 to join Daly in fourth, said, "It's dart-throwing golf."

Singh expects the weekend to be wild.

"It's going to be a shootout," he said.

The highlight of Daly's round was the par-3 17th when his tee shot left him with a 2-foot birdie putt, which the crowd favorite made drawing a roar at the hole known for its rowdy gallery.

Furyk, playing in his fourth tournament since having wrist surgery in March, has a shot at being the first to repeat at the Buick Open since Tony Lema in 1965. He had a second-round 67.

Sorenstam slows down

SUNNINGDALE, England -- Annika Sorenstam's surge to the top of the leader board at the Women's British Open stopped suddenly on the back nine.

The defending champion moved within two strokes of the lead with three early birdies Friday, but she faltered late, with two bogeys and zero birdies in the second half of her round. Sorenstam settled for a 1-under 71 that left her tied for fifth at 5-under 139, four strokes behind leader Karen Stupples.

"I still shot under par, so I have to look on the bright side," Sorenstam said. "I lost a little ground, but then again I'm right there. There's two more days."

Stupples had another bogey-free round, this time a 2-under 70 that mover her to 9-under 135. Beth Daniel (69) and South Korea's Jeong Jang (68) and Seol-An Jeon (69) are tied for second at 6-under 138.

Around the links

The second round of the U.S. Senior Open in St. Louis was postponed due to unplayable conditions because of daylong rains, and the USGA plans to complete the championship with 36 holes Sunday. The second round is set for today, and those who make the cut are scheduled to play the final two rounds Sunday.

The City of Augusta, Ga., will pay $120,000 to the attorneys for women's group leader Martha Burk to settle a lawsuit claiming the city improperly limited protests against Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership.

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