|"I like the way I put the ball in play," said Phil Mickelson after his 6-under 65. (REED SAXON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Two share Nissan lead
Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington spent yesterday afternoon on opposite sides of Riviera as they played vastly different styles. All they had in common when the second round ended was a share of the lead at the Nissan Open in Los Angeles.
Mickelson made only one bogey and got hot with his irons on the back nine with back-to-back birdies inside 5 feet and a 3-wood from 287 yards that set up an eagle on the 17th hole, sending him to a 6-under-par 65 and a chance to win for the second straight week.
Harrington made only two pars on his first 10 holes, a round filled with brilliance and bogeys, until he finally settled down in the twilight hours to polish off a 68.
They were at 11-under 131, three shots clear of Charles Howell, who shot 65.
LPGA -- Morgan Pressel moved a step closer to becoming the youngest player in Tour history to win a 54-hole event, shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the second-round lead in the season-opening SBS Open in Kahuku, Hawaii.
Pressel, 18, was tied with Sherri Steinhauer (70) and Paula Creamer (70) at 7-under 137.
Champions -- David Eger shot a 4-under 67 in windy and cold conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Wargo (68) after the first round of the
European/Asian -- Australia's Andrew Tampion took the Indonesian Open clubhouse lead after shooting a 5-under 66 in the storm-interrupted second round in Jakarta.