Emiliano Grillo made birdie on half of the holes Friday on his way to an 8-under 63 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Grillo was at 12-under 130. Tom Hoge, from Fargo and twice winner of the Minnesota State Amateur, shot a 67 and was tied for second with Tony Finau (66).

The round was delayed by rain in the morning, and it was not completed before dark.

Grillo made five birdies on the front nine to catch Finau and Hoge, who played in the morning. After a bogey at No. 10, the Argentine ran off three straight birdies, then birdied No. 17.

Three tied for lead in LPGA event

Jessica Korda shot her second consecutive 2-under 69 and shared the lead in the LPGA's Volunteers of America Classic in The Colony, Texas. She was tied with Anna Nordqvist (68) and Yealimi Noh (66).


Baseball: Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela had surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow and is expected to miss half of spring training.

WNBA: The New York Liberty won the draft lottery and will pick No. 1 for the second consecutive year. Dallas will pick second, Atlanta third and Indiana fourth.

Auto racing: Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of the Action Express Racing lineup, the team revealed.

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