Lucas Glover leads the Zurich Classic, a PGA Tour event in Avondale, La., by one stroke over Boo Weekley after two rounds.
AVONDALE, La. — Lucas Glover made an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Boo Weekley after the second round of the Zurich Classic.
Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, shot a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under in the PGA Tour event at TPC Louisiana.
“I’ve been hitting it good for a couple months and finally started making some putts,” Glover said. “I mean I was hitting it as good as I can hit it. But at the same time, if you putt poorly … “
Weekley had a 68. He holed out with a wedge from 105 yards for an eagle on the par-4 10th, his first hole of the round.
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“I couldn’t tell it went in because it’s got a little bit of an upper lip in the front of it,” Weekley said. “I saw it bounce, and then I didn’t see it no more. Then the people in the background started hollering and whooping. I was like, ‘Wow, that really went in.’ I didn’t believe it.”
D.A. Points (68) was at 10 under. Morgan Hoffmann (69) was at 9 under and Ernie Els (69) was at 8 under.
Richard H. Lee (69), a former Washington Huskies player, and Kyle Stanley (67) of Gig Harbor were tied for 24th place at 5 under.
Guan Tianlang (69), a 14-year-old Chinese amateur playing on a sponsor exemption, was at 3 under and made the cut. He tied for 58th two weekends ago in the Masters after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at Augusta National.
Players with scores of 142 and worse missed the cut, a group that included Andres Gonzales (75-68 — 143) of Olympia and Jeff Gove (71-73 — 144) of Seattle.
• Caroline Masson of Germany bogeyed three of her last four holes for an even-par 71, leaving her with a one-stroke lead over Carlota Ciganda (70) of Spain after the second round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving. Masson was at 7 under.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Paige Mackenzie (70) of Yakima was tied for 45th place at 1 over. Wendy Ward (73), who lives near Edwall, outside Spokane, was tied for 66th at 3 over. Ex-Washington State player Kim Welch (79-76 — 155) missed the cut.
• Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman teamed to shoot a 10-under 62 in better-ball play to take the first-round lead in the 50-and-older Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.
Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman were second at 63. Kirk Triplett, a graduate of Pullman High, and Craig Stadler were tied for third at 64. The team of Seattle native Fred Couples and Jay Haas was tied for 11th at 66.
• Michael Putnam of University Place shot a 4-under 68 and was tied for second place, one stroke behind Hudson Swafford (67) after two rounds of the Web.com Tour’s South Georgia Classic in Valdosta.
Swafford was at 8 under.