DUBLIN, Ohio - The first sign of hope yesterday at the Memorial came from the scoreboard, which showed Mathew Goggin coming back to the pack after a blazing start. The second sign came from the gray skies that promised some relief from a brutal test of golf.

Goggin birdied four of the first five holes before strapping in for a wild ride of birdies and bogeys that ultimately added up to an even-par 72 that left him tied for the lead with two-time champion Kenny Perry, who recovered from a rugged start for a 71.

They were at 7-under 137 and 1 shot clear of Jerry Kelly, who had a 138 at Muirfield Village.


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Karrie Webb continued to show off her Hall of Fame style at the Ginn Tribute - and just in time, Annika Sorenstam did, too.

Webb shot a 66 and shared the lead at 13 under with Sophie Gustafson (65) after two rounds of the LPGA tournament.

Sorenstam also had a 66, her lowest score in six career rounds at RiverTowne Country Club, and moved from a tie for 60th Thursday into a tie for eighth, 7 shots behind.


ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Amanda Blumenherst and Stacy Lewis each won two matches to help the Americans take a 4-2 lead against Great Britain & Ireland at the USGA's Curtis Cup on the Old Course at St. Andrews.

MUNICH, Germany - Michelle Wie shot a 3-under 69 to keep pace at the Ladies German Open, where she was tied for sixth, 3 shots behind England's Lora Fairclough (10-under 134) after the rain-delayed second round at Golfpark Gut Hausern Course.

NEWPORT, Wales - Scott Strange shot a 5-under 66 and extended his lead to 4 strokes on the European Tour after two rounds of the Wales Open, advancing without Padraig Harrington, who missed the cut at Celtic Manor Resort.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA - R.W. Eaks and Lonnie Nielsen shot a 5-under 66 to take a 1-stroke lead over Joey Sindelar and Mark McNulty in the opening round of the Principal Charity Classic on the Champions Tour at Glen Oaks Country Club.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Kevin Chappell shot a 4-under-par 68 to help UCLA take a 4-stroke lead over Clemson and Washington after the third round of the NCAA men's Division I golf championship at Purdue.