ORLANDO, Fla. — Henrik Stenson has another chance to win at Bay Hill, and made it a little tougher on Tiger Woods.

Stenson, who had chances to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational two of the last three years, fought through a rugged stretch with par saves and made three birdies after the turn for a 3-under 69 on Friday. That gave him a share of the lead with Bryson DeChambeau, who had a 66.

Woods wasn’t nearly as sharp, didn’t make a birdie until the 12th hole and shot 72. He was seven shots back.

Stenson and DeChambeau were at 11-under 133. They had a two-shot advantage over PGA Tour rookie Talor Gooch (70).

Woods trailed after 36 holes in four of his eight victories at Bay Hill, including a seven-shot deficit in 2008.

“I didn’t hit the ball close, I didn’t hit the ball well,” Woods said. “But I was just hanging in there … just try not to shoot myself out of the tournament.”

DeChambeau finished strong with an 8-iron into 7 feet for eagle on the par-5 16th and an approach to 4 feet for birdie on the 18th, giving him a 66 and his third time with a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour.

“I think every week I’m good enough to win or play my best,” he said. “It’s just sometimes a kick here, a break here and that’s just what happens.”

Ten players were separated by five shots going into the weekend, a group that includes Rickie Fowler (71) and Patrick Reed (70).

LPGA: Cydney Clanton holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 13th and closed with a birdie to take the second-round lead in the Founders Cup at Phoenix.

Clanton shot a 5-under 67, playing the back nine in 5-under 31 to reach 9-under 135.

Clanton’s wedge on the 13th flew into the cup on the first bounce. She also birdied the par-5 11th and 15th and the par-4 18th. She’s winless on the LPGA Tour.

Ariya Jutanugarn, Marina Alex, Karine Icher and Mariajo Uribe were a stroke back on a calmer day after wind made scoring more difficult Thursday.

LPGA Tour player Suzann Pettersen is expecting her first child this fall.


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