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Flesch takes lead in PGA tournament

VERONA, N.Y. -- Steve Flesch shot an 7-under 65 Friday to take sole possession of the lead after two rounds of the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Flesch, who began the day one shot off the lead, was at 13-under 131, one stroke ahead of first-round co-leader Jeff Gove (67) and Brendon de Jonge, who carded his second straight 66. Charles Warren (65) was alone in fourth at 11 under.

Rookie Matt Hendrix, a former star at Clemson, had his second straight 67 and was tied for fifth at 10 under with Chris Stroud (65) and Charley Hoffman.

Jeff Maggert (64) was another shot back, tied at 135 with Jeff Overton (65), Mathew Goggin (69), Briny Baird (66), Bill Haas (66) and three others.

• CHAMPIONS TOUR -- Mark Wiebe made a good impression Friday in his first round as a member of the Champions Tour at the SAS Championship.

Wiebe shot a 7-under 65 to share the first-round lead with another unlikely leader, Champions Tour Q School medalist Boonchu Ruangkit of Thailand, at Prestonwood County Club as the players took advantage of a course softened by much-needed rain.

Dana Quigley trailed the leaders by one stroke and four others shot 5-under. The overcast conditions and rain allowed the players to play aggressively. That showed as the field scoring average on the day (71.359) was the lowest opening-round average in the event's seven-year history.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Florida State suspended two football players Friday after they were arrested in a bar fight that resulted in felony charges against one of them.

Junior linebacker Geno Hayes and senior fullback Joe Surratt were arrested early Friday at a bar near the Florida State campus, police and school officials said. Police said Hayes had to be subdued with a Taser and Surratt struck a police officer.

Surratt, 21, was charged with a felony count of battery on an officer. Hayes, 20, was charged on three misdemeanor counts: assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct, Tallahassee police spokesman David McCranie said.

Both players were released on bail Friday, officials said.

• TENNIS -- Lindsay Davenport will play second-seeded Jelena Jankovic in the semifinal of the China Open.

Davenport defeated Elena Dementieva 7-6 (1), 6-1, and Jankovic beat Akiko Morigami 6-3, 7-5.

Davenport won the Bali Open last week in her first singles tournament in nearly a year after having a child in June.

Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, who skipped the U.S. Open to recover from injuries and appendectomy surgery in March, was upset in the quarterfinal by Peng Shuai 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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