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Johnson, Goydos share Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Dustin Johnson is powering his away around the Monterey Peninsula. Paul Goydos is poking along. Two golfers who couldn't be any more different were tied for the lead Saturday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Johnson reached the 595-yard opening hole at Spyglass Hill with a hybrid and made a 20-foot eagle from the fringe to send him on his way to an 8-under 64, despite a three-putt bogey on his final hole.

Goydos reached the 513-yard second hole with a 3-wood and made an 8-foot eagle putt, then birdied two of the final three holes for a 64 at Pebble Beach.

They were at 18-under 196 and were four shots clear of anyone else. Johnson is leading the field this week in driving distance at 310.7 yards, while Goydos is averaging 262.7 yards off the tee.

J.B. Holmes and Bryce Molder each had a 68 at Spyglass Hill, while Matt Jones had a 66 on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. They were tied for third at 14-under 200.

David Duval had a 67 and was tied for seventh. Phil Mickelson had a 69 at Pebble Beach and was eight shots out of the lead.

The biggest star Saturday was the weather, some of the most spectacular conditions this tournament has seen in years. Along the coast of Pebble Beach, huge swells crashed against the rocks and the sea wall.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Naples, Fla., Fred Couples moved into position for his first Champions Tour victory, topping the ACE Group Classic at 9 under during the suspended second round.

Making his second Champions Tour start, Couples was 5 under for the round with three holes left when play was suspended because of darkness. He made a 48-foot putt from well off the green on the par-5 12th for eagle, then holed a 12-footer for birdie on the par-3 13th at The Quarry.

The 50-year-old Couples is coming off a 37th-place tie last week in the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open at Riviera. He made two senior starts in Hawaii last month, teaming with Nick Price to finish third in the exhibition Champions Skins, then losing to Tom Watson by a stroke in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Dan Forsman was three strokes back.

AVANTHA MASTERS: At Guragaon, India, England's Richard Bland and Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed shot 6-under 66s to join a seven-man logjam atop the Avantha Masters leaderboard.

India's Rahil Gangjee (69), Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuka (70), Australia's Darren Beck (70), England's Barry Lane (71) and Taiwan's Chan Yin-Shin (72) also were 11 under in the event sanctioned by the European and Asian tours and the Professional Golf Tour of India.