Colin Montgomerie and John Daly would seem to have little in common except for their names atop the leaderboard at the
Montgomerie plots his way around the golf course, and while yesterday was a battle with jet lag, he scrambled well enough for a 1-under 69 at Harding Park that left him one shot clear of Daly and David Howell of England, with Tiger Woods and five others another shot behind.
Daly swings for the fences, and he drove the green on a par 4 for the second straight day, this one on the 336-yard 16th as Woods was lining up a birdie putt ahead of him.
Montgomerie and Daly will be in today's final group of this World Golf Championship, along with Howell.
Cleveland Tour -- There was a sparkling 6-under 66 that made a five-shot winner out of Todd Westfall in the finale at Granite Links GC in Quincy. But the 66 by Robert Oppenheim left him feeling like a winner, too.
While Westfall, who began the day a stroke behind second-round leader Michael Harris, earned the $13,000 first-place prize by making birdie on four of the last five holes to finish at 15-under 201, Oppenheim -- the Andover native and former State Amateur champ -- made nine birdies and nailed down both Player of the Year honors and the CGT money title. By finishing at 7-under 209, alone in sixth, Oppenheim earned $3,500 for the tournament, $41,633 for the season. He led the points list and thus earned a $4,500 bonus.
Harris shot 74 -- 208 and while it was good enough to finish joint third, it opened the door for Westfall, who had but only one Top 10 finish in six previous starts this season.
John Connelly shot 67--206 to finish alone in second. Steve Sokol (66) and Frank Graziosa (71) shared third with Harris.
LPGA -- Dawn Coe-Jones, who hasn't won on the LPGA Tour since 1995, shot a 5-under 66 in Auburn, Calif., to take a two-stroke lead over seven players after two rounds of the Longs Drugs Challenge. Cristie Kerr, who led by four strokes after an opening 62, had a second-round 75 and was four strokes behind the leader.
Champions -- Don Pooley was 4-under par through 16 squishy holes and tied for the lead with Gil Morgan, John Bland, Wayne Levi and Keith Fergus when play was suspened in the first round of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in Conover, N.C.
Jim McCabe of the Globe staff contributed to this report.