Chopra leads Western Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Sweden's Daniel Chopra moved into a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Western Open in Lemont, Illinois.

Chopra leads Western Open

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Sweden's Daniel Chopra moved into a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Western Open in Lemont, Illinois.Chopra, in search of his first PGA Tour win, carded a second successive five-under-par 66 to move to ten-under.Vijay Singh matched his first round score of 67 and is sitting two-strokes off the pace in second place.Chopra birdied seven holes on the back nine to move into the second round lead at 10-under-par.The Swede holed his bunker shot at the 18th hole for a birdie en route to his second consecutive round of 66. Vijay Singh rolled in a long birdie at the seventh. The Fijian had four birdies on the day and was alone in second place at eight-under par.Eyeing second winThe former world number one is looking for his second win of the year.Singh's first of 2006 came at the Barclay's Classic nearly a month ago. South Africa's Trevor Immelman made a long birdie at the 14th.Immelman carded a five-under-par 66 to finish the second round in a three-way tie for third place with Joe Ogilvie and Stewart Cink.Jim Furyk placed his tee shot at the 12th between two bunkers. Furyk, the defending Western Open champion, went on to card a 67 to sit four strokes off the pace.Phil Mickelson had a tough time of it on Friday and slipped to nine-shots off the lead at one-under-par.He dropped a shot at the fifth hole, one of five bogeys on the day. The current world number two hit an approach shot close to the pin at the par-five 15th.Mickelson birdied the hole, but finished with a three-over 74 for the second round.Woods rebounds After a lacklustre opening round of one-over-par, Tiger Woods rebounded with a four-under 67 and to sit at three-under heading into the weekend.Woods' approach shot at the 17th led to one of his five birdies on the day. Camilo Villegas will not be playing this weekend.The young Columbian missed the cut after following his opening round even par 71 with a one-over 72 on Friday. (AP)



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