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Friday, April 25, 2014 8:29 PM

Associated Press

 

AVONDALE, La. — Ben Martin shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to maintain a course-record pace at TPC Louisiana, keeping him atop the leaderboard through two rounds of the Zurich Classic.

After breaking the course record with a 62 on Thursday, Martin opened the second round with two birdies and an eagle on his first four holes. He shook off a bogey and double bogey on successive holes in the middle of the round and birdied four of his last nine to move to 15 under — the best 36-hole total at the course. No one has had a 4-round score better than 20 under.

Andrew Svoboda shot a 68 to remain second at 12 under but closed his round on the par-3 ninth with his first bogey of the tournament.

Robert Streb (66) and Sueng-Yul Noh (68) were 11 under; 2-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton (68) and Peter Hanson (69) were another stroke back.

CHINA OPEN

SHENZHEN, China — China’s Alexander Levy shot a career-best 10-under 62 to open a 4-shot lead after the second round of the China Open.

Levy had a 14-under 130 total at Genzon Golf Club. Spain’s Adrian Otaegui was second after a 66.

Henrik Stenson was 3 under after a 70 — 11 shots behind Levy. The Swede can nudge Tiger Woods out of the top spot in the world with a victory Sunday.

PGA champion Jason Dufner made the cut with rounds of 73 and 71. Guan Tianlang, the 15-year-old Chinese amateur who made the cut in the Masters last year, dropped out with rounds of 71 and 76.

 

 

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