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Ex-teammates battle as Canada leads World Amateurs

10/27/2006 - Golf Richard Scott

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.