Couples leads Buick Classic

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

American veteran Fred Couples shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Buick Classic on Friday.

Couples leads Buick Classic
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American veteran Fred Couples shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Buick Classic on Friday. Coming off a second-place finish last week in the Memorial, Couples birdied the final two holes on the Westchester Country Club course to take a one-stroke lead over Vijay Singh, Fredrik Jacobson and young playing partner Luke Donald. Donald, the 27-year old Englishman, shot a bogey free round of 5-under-par 66 Friday to slide up to a share of second place on the leader board. Sergio Garcia was 4-under-par for his second round and still well-placed at 5-under par for the tournament. The Spaniard was among a group of 11 players at 5-under 137 that included compatriot Miguel Angel Jimenez as well as Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. Singh played a controlled round of 1-under par Friday, but his first round of 8-under 63 kept him in a tie with Donald and Jacobson for second place. Jacobson, a stroke behind Singh after a first-round 64, holed out from 100 metres for eagle on the par-4 second hole to tie Singh for the lead at 9-under. The Swede reached 10-under with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 fifth, and took a two-stroke lead with a 15-footer on the par-3 sixth. But Couples took advantage of Jacobson's double-bogey seven on the par-5 ninth - his last hole - to top the leader board at 10-under. (AP)

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