Compiled from wire reports


American shoots 60 in Dunhill tourney

•?Peter Uihlein came three inches away from shooting the first 59 on the European Tour on Friday when his eagle putt on the last hole came up just wide at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland.

The American tapped in for birdie for a 12-under 60, equaling the course record at Kingsbarns but falling just short of setting a record.

“I knew I needed to make an eagle and I thought I hit a good putt,” Uihlein said. “I thought it would come back to the right but it kept going left.”

He was still 2 shots behind clubhouse leader Tom Lewis, who shot a 7-under 65 on St. Andrews for a 15-under total of 129. The players alternate between St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie over the first three days.

Having started on the back nine, Uihlein made eagles on the par-5 12th and third holes, and made his seventh birdie of the day on No. 7. That meant he needed to pick up two more shots to make European Tour history, but he parred the eighth, and his long eagle putt on the ninth stopped inches to the left.

“I had a lot of good moments today and I drove the ball well and hit a lot of wedges,” Uihlein said. “But it wasn’t until my 17th hole or the eighth hole of the course, where I birdied to get to 11 under that I thought about a 59.”

•?Bernhard Langer of Germany birdied his first four holes and finished with a 9-under 63 to open a 4-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif. Defending champion Kirk Triplett, Tom Lehman, Andrew Magee, Mark McNulty and Doug Garwood were tied for second at 67.

•?Dina Ammaccapane birdied the final four holes for a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Legends Championship in French Lick, Ind. Laura Davies and Laurie Rinker were tied for second at 68.

•?Chesson Hadley had six birdies in his round of 4-under 66 on the Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and holds a 2-shot lead over Joe Durant.


Gadzuric signs deal to play for Lakers

•?Center Dan Gadzuric signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced the deal with the veteran big man from UCLA on Friday. Gadzuric is a 10-year NBA veteran who spent last season playing in Venezuela. He has played for Milwaukee, Golden State, New Jersey, Toronto and New York since entering the NBA in 2002, averaging 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks.

•?The NBA Players Association has retained a search firm as it seeks a replacement for ousted executive director Billy Hunter. Reilly Partners Inc. will conduct the search, the union says Friday.

•?Sophomore forward Donnie Hale will transfer from Purdue to find more playing time.

other SPORTS

Defensive back at Baylor arrested

•?Baylor defensive back Ahmad Dixon was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault. Waco police say Dixon attacked a 21-year-old man last week at an apartment building near the Baylor campus. Police say Dixon accused the man of breaking into his apartment several months earlier, and when the man laughingly denied the allegation, Dixon punched him several times in the face.

•?Matej Mohoric of Slovenia used a late attack to win the men’s under-23 race at the road cycling world championships in Florence, Italy, beating a field with many older riders. Mohoric, 18, broke free of the pack on a dangerous downhill stretch and then attacked again on a climb to clock 4 hours, 20 minutes, 18 seconds over the 108-mile route from Montecatini Terme to Florence. Louis Meint Jes of South Africa finished second, three seconds behind. Amalie Dideriksen won the junior women’s race.

•?Formula One’s ruling body said races in New Jersey, Russia, Austria and Mexico are on a provisional 22-event schedule for next year. The FIA said the 2014 season would start in Australia on March 16 and end in Brazil on Nov. 30.

— From wire reports