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Homey feeling in Texas

Justin Leonard looked as if he was on his way to another record round at the Colonial in Forth Worth. Then he stumbled and had to settle for a share of the lead.

With a 6-under-par 64 yesterday, Leonard ended the second round at 6-under 134 and as co-leader with fellow Texan J.L. Lewis.

Leonard, who had a closing 61 in last year's Colonial, was 7 under through 11 holes in the second round. Then he had consecutive bogeys. Still, he managed to complete his lowest round of the season on a day when wind gusted up to 25 miles per hour.

First-round leader Craig Perks (71) overcame a 4-over start through five holes and was within one stroke of the lead at 5-under 135.

Perks was tied with Robert Gamez (64), Jeff Maggert (69) and Steve Flesch (69). Zach Johnson, Lee Janzen, and Stewart Cink were at 136.

After an opening 71, Masters champion Phil Mickelson, who missed his first cut of the season last week, shot 66 and was three strokes off the lead.

European -- Alex Cejka was limping from a hamstring injury but shot an 8-under 64 for a three-stroke lead halfway through the Deutsche Bank Open at St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

The Czech-born German, who considered withdrawing a day earlier, matched his own course record and was at 11-under 133.

Remaining in contention were Darren Clarke (67--137), Ernie Els (72--139) and defending champion Padraig Harrington (68--138). Adam Scott and Colin Montgomerie missed the cut.

Champions -- D.A. Weibring shot a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Allianz Championship at West Des Moines.

Tom Wargo, a notoriously slow starter, had an eagle and five birdies in a 67 that gave him sole possession of second place. Tom Kite, Bobby Walzel, and Keith Fergus were at 3 under.

LPGA -- Straight-hitting Becky Morgan had her usual driving accuracy in a 7-under 64 that gave her an 11-under 131 total, four shots in front of Grace Park, Young-A Yang, and Amy Hung in the Sybase Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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