Brandt Snedeker feels right at home in central North Carolina, no matter which course he plays. Snedeker shot a 65 yesterday and shared the lead with Arjun Atwal at 12-under 128 after two rounds of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
Snedeker had an eagle and three birdies to move into familiar territory atop the leaderboard of golf’s final pre-playoff event. He won this tournament in 2007 and shared the lead after a rainy first day last year.
He again has company in the lead: Atwal, who lost his tour card last month and is bidding to become the first Monday qualifier to win an ensuing tournament in 24 years. He followed his tournament-record-tying first round with a 67.
Kevin Streelman (65), Lucas Glover (65), and John Rollins (65) were at 11 under, while Webb Simpson (64) was at 130.
Snedeker’s only tour victory came at the Wyndham, when it was held across town at Forest Oaks Country Club. He was in the lead last year when severe weather forced an early end to the first day of play, and finished in a tie for fifth.
Champions — D.A. Weibring shot his second consecutive 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Jeld-Wen Tradition in Sunriver, Ore.
Weibring, who has one top-10 finish, and is 49th on the Champions Tour earnings list, was two strokes ahead of Tom Lehman, the first-round co-leader. Lehman shot 69 and was at 136.
LPGA — Ai Miyazato shot a 6-under 66 for the first-round lead at the
Miyazato is in a five-way battle for the world’s top ranking. American Cristie Kerr is currently No. 1, followed by Miyazato, Jiyai Shin, Suzann Pettersen, and Yani Tseng.
European — Ryder Cup hopeful Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 to share the midway lead at the Czech Open in Celadna.
Hanson birdied four holes, including the 16th and 18th, and had two bogeys to tie with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark at 7-under 137 after two rounds at the Prosper Golf Resort.