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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 12, 2014 at 4:34 p.m.


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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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