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Clark shares Canadian lead

2010-07-24 06:31

Toronto - South African Tim Clark fired a six-under 64 on Friday to seize a share of the lead after the second round of the $5.1 million PGA Tour Canadian Open.

American Dean Wilson shot his second consecutive five-under 65 and is tied with Clark at 10-under 130 going into Saturday's third round at the St. George's Golf and Country Club.

"Driving the fairway is a huge key on the course and I've done that," said Clark. "I certainly didn't expect to be scoring like that around this course. I felt like it was going to be pretty tough."

First round leader Brent Delahoussaye dropped into a tie for third with fellow American Steve Wheatcroft after Delahoussaye shot a one-under 69. Wheatcroft finished with a 66.

The second round was completed on Friday despite a two-hour weather delay before the start of the round.

Wilson closed with a 20-foot par putt on the par-four 18th after missing the fairway.

"That was a nice way to finish off the day," said Wilson. "You can't ask for a better position."

Delahoussaye's 69 came a day after matching the Canadian Open record with a 62.

"It's tough to follow up an eight-under-par round," Delahoussaye said. "So, I figured anything under par today would be great for me. I'm pleased with the round."

Canadian favourite Mike Weir, who is battling tendinitis in his right arm, shot a disappointing 74 and missed the cut Friday.

"You can't score from the rough," Weir said.

Leading second-round scores on Friday in the $5.1 million Canadian Open at the St. George's Golf and Country Club (USA unless noted, par-70):

130 - Dean Wilson 65-65, Tim Clark (RSA) 66-64

131 - Brent Delahoussaye 62-69, Steve Wheatcroft 65-66

132 - J.J. Henry 67-65, Rob Grube 66-66, Brock Mackenzie 64-68, Hunter Mahan 65-67

133 - Tim Herron 70-63, Bob Estes 66-67, Matt Jones (AUS) 66-67, Nathan Green (AUS) 68-65, Vance Veazey 64-69

134 - Spencer Levin 65-69, Kevin Na 67-67, Jason Bohn 66-68, Daniel Chopra (SWE) 65-69, Briny Baird 67-67, Adam Hadwin (CAN) 68-66, Roger Tambellini 68-66

Notable others:

135 - Stephen Ames (CAN) 67-68, Greg Chalmers (AUS) 66-69, Luke Donald (GBR) 69-66, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 67-68

136 - Camilo Villegas (COL) 68-68, Brendon de Jonge (ZIM) 69-67

137 - James Nitties (AUS) 68-69, Charlie Wi (KOR) 69-68

138 - Stuart Appleby (AUS) 69-69, Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 70-68, Steve Elkington (AUS) 70-68, Jon Mills (CAN) 67-71, Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 68-70

139 - Arjun Atwal (IND) 69-70, Retief Goosen (RSA) 67-72, Mark Hensby (AUS) 67-72, Brenden Pappas (RSA) 71-68, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 71-68

Failed to make cut:


140 - Ted Brown (CAN) 71-69, Graham Delaet (CAN) 70-70, Mathias Gronberg (SWE) 71-69, Matt Hill (CAN) 69-71, Ryuji Imada (JPN) 69-71, Chris Ross (CAN) 72-68

141 - Cam Burke (CAN) 71-70, Paul Casey (GBR) 68-73, Alex Cejka (GER) 72-69, Jarrod Lyle (AUS) 69-72

142 - Henrik Bjornstad (NOR) 73-69, Dave Bunker (CAN) 71-71, David Hearn (CAN) 72-70, Cameron Percy (AUS) 70-72, Aron Price (AUS) 71-71, Nick Taylor (CAN) 71-71

143 - Beon Yeong Lee (CAN) 78-65, Andrew McLardy (RSA) 71-72, Eugene Wong (CAN) 71-72

145 - Barrett Jarosch (CAN) 72-73, Danny Lee (NZL) 69-76, Garth Mulroy (RSA) 70-75, Jeff Puska (CAN) 73-72

146 - Carlos Franco (PAR) 70-76, Mike Weir (CAN) 72-74

147 - David Lutterus (AUS) 74-73, Jim Rutledge (CAN) 76-71

156 - Ben Boudreau (CAN) 74-82

AFP