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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jim Carter birdied the final three holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead Wednesday in the PGA Tour Champions qualifying tournament.The 55-year-old Carter had an 8-under 136 total on Disneys Magnolia Course. Hes playing Q-school for the fourth year in a row after finishing 47th on the money list.First-round leader Scott Parel (72), Skip Kendall (70) and Jose Coceres (71) were tied for second.The top five finishers will be fully exempt and Nos. 6-30 and ties will be get associate membership and will have access to event qualifying while bypassing pre-qualifying. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro police investigating a ticket-scalping case want the IOC president to explain why Irelands allocation of Summer Games tickets went up.The Olympic Council of Ireland received 296 more tickets after exchanges between Thomas Bach, head of the International Olympic Committee, and Patrick Hickey, a high-ranking IOC member and head of the OCI, police said on Thursday.Hickey, 71, is facing charges in Brazil for ticket scalping, conspiracy, and ambush marketing in a case that broke during the Olympics.Investigator Aloysio Falcao said they found a July 2015 text from Hickey to Bach requesting more tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as for the football, basketball and 100-meter finals. The Associated Press obtained the log of those text messages, in which Hickey lays out his wish list.Falcao said police retrieved information from spreadsheets by OCI sports director Martin Burke, who was named on Thursday as a suspect, showing how the allocation of tickets had gone up last year. There was no record of a text sent in response to Hickeys request.What we know for a fact is that the allocation went up after that text, Falcao said. We dont know what Bachs response was, so thats why we want to hear from him.The IOC did not respond to an immediate request for comment.Bach canceled his trip to the opening of the Paralympics in Rio on Wednesday. Police said he would have been summoned to speak as aa witness.dddddddddddd The IOC said he would be in Germany instead for the official state mourning ceremony for former West German President Walter Scheel, who died last month at the age of 97. Its unclear if Bach will go to Brazil for any of the Paralympics, which last until Sept. 18.The IOC promised to cooperate on Wednesday, but the officials said no one with the organization has sought authorities to clarify.Hickey is among 10 people charged by Brazilian prosecutors with ticket scalping. He was arrested on Aug. 17 in a dawn raid on his Rio hotel room. After a two-day stay in a local hospital to undergo tests, he was held in a high-security prison complex.Hickey was freed last week when a judge ruled that he wasnt a risk to the public or the investigation. His passport was confiscated, and he must remain in Brazil until the case is concluded.Police have said that Hickey plotted with businessmen to transfer tickets illegally from a sports company called Pro 10 to hospitality provider THG Sports, which was a non-authorized vendor and allegedly sold them for very high fees. Police investigators said the scheme was planned to bring in $3 million.The head of THG Sports, Kevin James Mallon, was arrested on Aug. 5 in the case, but was set free, like Hickey. He faces the same charges and must remain in Brazil. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '