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Updated at: 06/25/2016 11:52 AM
By The Associated Press

(AP) BETHESDA, Md. - BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Jon Rahm and Billy Hurley III shared the Quicken Loans National lead, three strokes ahead of Vijay Singh going into the weekend at Congressional.

Playing together again Friday, Rahm and Hurley went shot-for-shot and to reach 11 under. Hurley, a Naval Academy graduate who lives in nearby Annapolis, shot a 6-under 65, and Rahm bogeyed the 18th hole for a 67 in his second round as a professional. The former Arizona State star from Spain led Thursday after a 64.

Rahm and Hurley will play in the final group Saturday at Congressional, just behind Singh, who was alone at 8 under after a 66. Four-time major champion Ernie Els (69) was 7 under along with Webb Simpson (68), Bill Haas (69) and Harold Varner III (69).

Singh had a most memorable for his shot from the edge of the water on No. 18. The 53-year-old Singh hasn't won on the PGA Tour since 2008. He's in position to become the oldest PGA Tour winner, but said he wasn't thinking about making that kind of history.

NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Japan's Ayako Uehara matched the course record with a 9-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.

Uehara, who entered the event at Pinnacle Country Club ranked 214th in the world and without a top-10 finish this year, needed only 25 putts in her bogey-free round. She was 6 under on her final nine, birdieing the last two holes to best a 63 she shot in Malaysia in 2014.

Playing in muggy conditions after overnight rain, Uehara took advantage of the soft greens during the morning to match the course record of 62 set by Angela Park and Jane Park in 2008.

Taiwan's Candie Kung had a 64, and 13 players shot 65.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko opened with a 66, and local favorite Stacy Lewis had a 67. Lewis, the former world No. 1 who played collegiately at nearby Arkansas, hasn't won since her victory in the event two years ago.

Second-ranked Brooke Henderson shot a 69.

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gene Sauers rebounded from a bulging disk to share the first-round lead with Estaban Toledo in the PGA Tour Champions' inaugural American Family Insurance Championship.

The 53-year-old Sauers matched Toledo with a 9-under 63 in front of large galleries at University Ridge. Sauers withdrew from the Constellation Senior Players Championship two weeks ago in Pennsylvania because of the disk problem.

Sauers closed his bogey-free round with a birdie on the par-5 ninth. The three-time PGA Tour winner has successfully fought the rare skin condition Stevens-Johnson syndrome to continue his career. He has four runner-up finishes in 81 career starts on the 50-and-over tour.

Toledo made five straight birdies on his first nine, added three more on Nos. 1, 2 and 4 and capped his bogey-free round with another on the ninth. The 53-year-old Mexican player won the Allianz Championship in February for his fourth senior title.

Fran Quin was a stroke back, making six birdies in an eight-hole stretch that ended on the par-5 16th.

BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN

PULHEIM, Germany (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the BMW International Open lead with Sweden's Henrik Stenson and France's Raphael Jacquelin.

Aphibarnrat had an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey to reach 11 under at Gut Laerchenhof. Stenson, the 2006 winner who finished second the last two years, had a 65. Jacquelin shot 68.

Denmark's Thorbjoern Olesen was a stroke becak after a 67.

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