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Lee Westwood shoots 64 to maneuver into competition on the Byron Nelson

Lee Westwood shot his lowest spherical on American soil in seven years after which declared the AT&T Byron Nelson “the perfect preparation” for subsequent week’s USPGA Championship. Westwood’s 64, that includes 10 pars and eight birdies, took the previous world No1 to nine-under and into competition at Craig Ranch, eight off runaway chief Sam Burns – the American who carded a second-round 62 on the again of his win in Tampa two weeks in the past – however solely 5 off second place. The 48-year-old, who has fought his manner again as much as twenty third within the rankings, seemed rested and relaxed after a three-week break and admitted that his run of enjoying eight out of 9 weeks across the Masters was “in all probability an excessive amount of”. “i wanted that point off as a result of I’ve performed an excessive amount of already,” Westwood mentioned. “However after these two second locations [at Bay Hill and The Players] in March, I used to be on a roll and needed to maintain going. Nonetheless, at my age, I’ve received to thoughts my vitality ranges and maintain a bit again.” Westwood missed the reduce at The Masters with son Sam on his bag, however fiancée Helen Storey has returned to caddying duties and also will take the function at Kiawah Island the place he’ll once more go trying to find that elusive main. “I did not wish to have a month off and go into the [US] PGA rusty,” Westwood mentioned. “That is preferrred, actually. It’s a nice event in its personal proper and I desire to enter a serious having been aggressive the week earlier than.” On the European Tour, Westwood’s countryman Eddie Pepperell has made a welcome return to type and on 10-under goes into Saturday’s last spherical of the Betfred British Masters with a one-shot benefit over a six-strong group in second, comprising the Scottish duo of Robert MacIntyre and Calum Hill, the Italian pair of Edoardo Molinari and Guido Migliozzi, Poland’s Adrian Meronk and South Africa’s Dean Burmester. Pepperell reached as excessive as thirty second on the planet lower than two years in the past however has fallen to 210th after a wretched patch. But there have been promising indicators within the Tour’s three-week go to to the Canaries, with the 30-year-old ending twelfth in Tenerife final Sunday. Pepperell has constructed on that and with a birdie from 40 toes on the well-known 18th on the former Ryder Cup format, he posted a second successive 68 to emerge from that leaderboard logjam. On the Investec South African Girls’s Open – the primary occasion of the 12 months on the Girls European Tour – Scotland’s Kylie Henry moved to inside two pictures of the midway lead with a 72 in Cape City. South Africa’s Nicole Garcia units the tempo at Westlake on degree par. —



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