Bad weather disrupts play at Funai Classic

Tom Pernice Junior is tied with Carl Petterson on a 15-under-par 129 at the weather-delayed Funai Classic.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:51 IST
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Florida:Tom Pernice Junior is tied with Carl Petterson on a 15-under-par 129 at the weather-delayed Funai Classic after he set the early pace on Friday. Pernice and Petterson, who had three holes left to play when play was brought to an early end were one shot ahead of Geoff Ogilvy, who had a 66 on the Magnolia course. However, it was not a good day for Tiger Woods, who had a double bogey and a triple bogey in the same round for the first time since the 2000 US Masters. He was on the verge of missing the cut for the second time this year. He was 4-under with two holes to play when the round was called. The second round of the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World in Florida began on Friday under cloudy skies and the threat of rain. Charles Howell III was one of the players though that did manage to finish his round. Howell shot a 68 to finish the day with an overall 11-under 133. Australia's Steven Leaney also finished his round, shooting a 64 on Friday to move up the leaderboard. He was tied for sixth at 12 under par, three shots off the pace. Tom Pernice Junior had a triple bogey on the sixth hole, but he had three stretches of three straight birdies, including the final three holes to card a 62 on the day. The key was making 10-to 15-footers on the par 5s to keep his momentum going. Carl Petterson was also at 15-under with three holes to play on the Palm Course, including a par 5. Dismal performance But Tiger Woods was off his game all day. After carding a double bogey and a triple bogey he has slim hopes of making the cut. With 74 players at 6 under par or better - and 53 players still on the course -Woods was at 4 under and most likely needing two birdies to make the cut. That looked even more improbable when his tee shot on the 17th narrowly cleared the lake, leaving him in sticky rough under a tree about 150 yards from the hole. Woods also missed the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship in May, ending his US PGA Tour record of 142 consecutive cuts that spanned seven years. (AP)

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