65s See Slocum, Langley Atop Wyndham Board

Shooting 65 is the way to the top of the Wyndham Championship leaderboard.

Both Scott Langley and Heath Slocum shot a 65 for the second straight day to surge to the top of the tournament leader board in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday.

The two are tied at 10-under, but have a scant 1-stroke over lead over the quartet of Brian Stuard, Nick Watney, Martin Laird and Andrew Svoboda.

Slocum mixed two bogeys in with seven birdies, but closed the back nine with four straight birdies between 13 and 16.

Langley had six birdies over the first 16 holes, then bogeyed 17 for his only flaw of the day.

Watney and Svoboda each shot a 7-under 62, but nobody was better than Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa, who missed the course record by a single stroke with his 9-under 62.

Amazingly, Ishikawa, the 22-year-old who is ranked 78th on the PGA’s money list this year, bogeyed his first hole. He shot a dazzling 29 on the back nine, birdying every hole but 11, 14 and 18.

Day One leader Camilo Villegas shot a 2-under 69 and is tied for seventh at 8-under. In all, 34 players are within 5 strokes of the lead, and the cut was set at 2-under, meaning the likes of Mike Weir, Fred Couples and Padraig Harrington had to close up shop early.

 

 

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