Singh leads by 1 stroke over Woods, McIlroy

Posted: September 09, 2012

CARMEL, Ind. - Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. But the competition isn't getting any easier at the BMW Championship.

Singh made four straight birdies in the middle of his round and had to settle for a two-putt birdie from 15 feet on his last hole. It gave him a 6-under 66 and a 1-shot lead going into the weekend at Crooked Stick.

It's the second time in his last four tournaments Singh has had at least a share of the 36-hole lead.

One shot behind were Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, along with Ryan Moore.

Woods birdied three of his last four holes for a 67, while McIlroy overcame four bogeys for a 68. Both are going for their fourth win this year.

Bill Haas dug himself out of a big hole, tying the Crooked Stick record with an 8-under 64. He will go into Saturday's third round 4 shots behind Singh. Haas birdied Nos. 1, 2, and 5 before making eagle on No. 9, a hole that set up his charge on the back side.

LPGA

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Jiyai Shin followed her tournament-record 9-under 62 with a 68 to take a 1-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.

The South Korean player had four birdies and a bogey to finish two rounds at 12 under on Kingsmill's River Course. She won the last of her eight LPGA Tour titles in November 2010.

American Danielle Kang was second after a 64, the best score in the second round.

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