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Owen shares lead with surging Summerhays

2012-02-25 15:27:09, Views: 5, Clubcall

Owen shares lead with surging Summerhays

Englishman Greg Owen birdied two of his last three holes to earn a share of the halfway lead at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.

The Mansfield golfer battled blustery conditions to card his second successive round of 67, parring the first eight holes as he started on the back nine.

He finally got a birdie putt to drop at the 18th and picked up four more shots on the front nine, while giving one back at the sixth.

That put the 40-year-old on eight under, alongside first round leader Will Claxton and a red-hot Daniel Summerhays, who stormed to the top of the leaderboard with the best round of the tournament so far - a 65.

The 29-year-old American was four under for the round after just seven holes and capped a seven-birdie effort with a three at the 18th.

Chris Stroud carded a six-birdie 66 to lie just one shot off the pace, while Sweden's Richard S Johnson roared into contention with a 66 that included five birdies in six holes on the outward half.

European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal made the cut with nothing to spare despite an erratic 72.


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