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Woodland claims lead mid-way 2nd round at Torrey Pines

Farmers Insurance OpenSecond Round Update – PGA Tour – Farmers Insurance Open – Torrey Pines Golf Club South Course (host) – San Diego, California –

Gary Woodland is 5-under making the turn in round two of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

The long hitting Woodland sits atop of the leader board at the moment at 9-under and two shots in front of Andrew Loupe.

At T-3 and 6-under includes these players: Dustin Johnson, Freddie Jacobson and Scott Brown, one of the overnight co-leaders. The battle now might be who makes the cut in San Diego as headliners Rickie Fowler and Jason Day are among those trying toAerial shot earn a weekend tee time.

Fowler, coming back from playing overseas last week and winning at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, was sluggish Thursday out of the gate at 3-over through three holes. He is 1-under in round two and back to even par (T-79). Day, the defending champion here, battled the flu earlier in the week. He is 1-over on the week and T-91 at the moment as he nears the turn.

Phil Mickelson, a multiple-time past champion in San Diego, is T-20 at 3-under with several holes to complete his second round.

Other Golf news:

  • Paul Lawrie (13-under) leads the European Tour’s CommercialBank Qatar Masters at Doha Country Club by two shots through 54 holes. Branden Grace and Thorbjorn Olesen are tied for second at 11-under. Pre-tournament favorite Sergio Garcia struggled in round three shooting 2-over. He slipped to T-19.
  • After a seven-way tie — including Catriona Matthew and Paula Creamer — through 18 holes of the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, we have a clear front runner. Japan’s Harukyo Nomura is 5-under through 13 holes to reach 10-under overall. She leads England’s Charley Hull, already in the clubhouse, by two shots. Mika Miyazato, Paula Creamer, Sei Young Kim and Catriona Matthew are inside the Top 10.
  • Inbee Park, Rolex Ranking No. 2, withdrew from the event in the Bahamas. She carded 80 in round one. World No. 1 Lydia Ko skipped the season opener. Stacy Lewis, 3rd in the rankings, sits T-28 at 2-under currently with nine holes to play in the second round.