Axley, Points share the lead midway through Texas Open

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Eric Axley shot a bogey-free 7-under 63 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with D.A. Points in the Texas Open.

Points had a 66 to match Axley at 9-under 131 on the LaCantera Golf Club's Resort Course in San Antonio. Paul Goydos was another stroke back after a 63.

Axley, a 32-year-old left-handershot, had the best round of his PGA Tour career.

Points, also seeking his first PGA Tour victory, began play a stroke behind first-round leader Alex Cejka and Justin Rose, but dropped three shots with a double bogey and bogey on his first three holes before rallying with six birdies in the next 10.

Cejka and Rose struggled Friday. Rose shot a 71 to fall four strokes back, and Cejka was six shots behind after a 73.

LPGA Tour

Karrie Webb moved into contention for her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the year, shooting a 2-under 70 in windy conditions for a share of the second-round lead with Jeong Jang in the Longs Drugs Challenge in Danville, Calif. Jang followed her course-record 64 on Thursday with a 73 to match Webb at 7-under 137

-- The Associated Press

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