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Watson takes one-shot lead

AVONDALE, La. -- Bubba Watson shot a 4-under 68 in shifting wind conditions Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Josh Teater after the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Watson, the Torrey Pines winner in late January, had a 10-under 134 total at TPC Louisiana.

The long-hitting Watson eagled the par-5 11th -- his second hole of the round -- for the second time, holing a 20-footer to get to 8 under. He added a 4-foot birdie putt on 13 and a 13-footer on 14, but bogeyed the 18th when he hit his third shot over the green from a bunker. He also birdied the seventh with a 3-footer.

Teater shot a 66, dropping two strokes with a double bogey on the par-5 18th.

John Rollins was 8 under after a 69. Dean Wilson matched the course record with a 64 to join John Senden (67), Jason Dufner (69), Matt Jones (71) and Webb Simpson (69) at 7 under. Simpson counted New Orleans Hornets star guard Chris Paul among his gallery.

Steve Stricker (68), David Mathis (68) and Tommy Gainey (71) were 6 under.

Luke Donald topped a group at 5 under after a 71. He lost a playoff last week at Hilton Head, missing a chance to jump from No. 3 to No. 1 in the world.

Vijay Singh made the cut by a stroke, following a 74 with a 68 to get to 2 under.

David Duval, Rory Sabbatini, Hilton Head winner Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose and John Daly missed the cut. Duval opened with a 67, but doubled-bogeyed the second hole on way to a front-nine 42 and 79.

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Gal closes with a rush

MOBILE, Ala. -- Sandra Gal birdied five of the final eight holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Amy Yang in the Avnet LPGA Classic, the tour's only event in a six-week stretch.

Gal, the German star who won the Kia Classic last month in California for her first LPGA Tour title, had a 7-under 137 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.

Gal bogeyed Nos. 9 and 10 to fall to 2 under for the tournament and even par for the day, then birdied Nos. 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 to top the leaderboard.

Yang shot a 68. She bogeyed No. 1 and had eight straight pars before birdieing Nos. 10, 12, 14, 16 and 17.

Stacy Lewis, coming off a major victory in the Kraft Nabisco, had a 71, leaving her two strokes back at 5 under along with Karen Stupples (71) and Song-Hee Kim (72).

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