Ex-teammates battle as Canada leads World Amateurs

Updated: October 27, 2006, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa -- Three-time Canadian Amateur champion Richard Scott birdied his final hole Friday to help Canada take a one-stroke lead over the United States after the second round of the World Amateur Team Championship.

Scott, from Kingsville, Ontario, finished with a 4-under 68 on the De Zalze course to share the individual lead at 7 under with the United States' Chris Kirk, a former teammate at the University of Georgia. Kirk shot a 66 on the Stellenbosch course.

Andrew Parr of London, Ontario, had a 71 and James Love of Calgary, Alberta, added a 75. Only the top two scores count each day, leaving Canada with a 5-under 139 total and an overall score of 10-under 278. Canada won its lone Eisenhower Trophy in 1986.

Longtime amateur star Trip Kuehne added a 70 for the United States, seeking its fourth straight team title. NCAA champion Jonathan Moore of Oklahoma State had a 72 that did not count in the team total.

Mexico and the Netherlands were tied for third, three strokes back.

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