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PGA Tour pro Cameron Tringale tees off the first hole during the second round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Tringale and his teammate, Jason Day, finished in the lead of the second round of the tournament with a 3-shot lead, 25-under-par. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, David Albers)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot an 8-under 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to increase their lead to three strokes in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Day and Tringale had a 25-under 119 total at Tiburon Golf Club after opening with a 17-under 55 on Thursday in the scramble round. The event will close Saturday with better-ball play.

Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland were second after a 63.

Defending champions Matt Kuchar and Harris English were third at 21 under after a 66.

Charles Howell III and Scott Verplank were 19 under after a 64. The teams if Keegan Bradley-Camilo Villegas (67), Billy Horschel-Ian Poulter (65) and Patrick Reed-Brandt Snedeker (65) were 18 under.

THAILAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — England’s Tommy Fleetwood had a 3-under 69 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over countryman Lee Westwood and Australia’s Marcus Fraser in the Thailand Golf Championship.

Fleetwood had a 4-under 140 total at Amata Spring.

Westwood, the 2011 winner, shot a 71, and Fraser had a 72.

U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer of Germany was 1 under after a 72. Defending champion Sergio Garcia of Spain and Masters champion Bubba Watson were at 2 over. Garcia had a 75, and Watson shot 70.

AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby shared the second-round lead in the Australian PGA, with defending champion Adam Scott two strokes behind.

Strange shot a 6-under 66, and Ormsby had a 67 to reach 9-under 135 at Royal Pines.

Scott, who confirmed he and wife Kojzar are expecting their first child in February, was third after a 69. American Boo Weekley was another stroke back after a 72.

ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s Branden Grace shot a 6-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Grace had a 15-under 128 total at Leopard Creek.

Italy’s Francesco Molinari was second after a 65.

Two-time defending champion Charl Schwartzel was 11 strokes back after a 70. The South Africans also won the event in 2005.

DUBAI LADIES MASTERS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — China’s Shanshan Feng shot a 6-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead into the final round of Ladies European Tour’s season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters.

The fifth-ranked Feng, the LPGA Malaysia winner in October, had a 17-under 199 total on Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis Course. She won the event in 2012.

England’s Melissa Reid was second after a 65. Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and England’s Charley Hull were tied for third at 10 under. Ciganda shot 66, Nordqvist 68, and Hull 69.


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