Huston in groove with 66

October 01, 2005

Given the choice to give up on this year or keep pushing, John Huston chose the latter. It looks like a wise move.

The 44-year-old veteran continued his solid play of late, posting a second consecutive 66 yesterday to take the second-round lead in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C.

Huston is at 12-under 132, one shot better than K.J. Choi (69) and two in front of Justin Rose (65) and D.J. Trahan (69).

With another perfect day for scoring at Forest Oaks, the 36-hole cut came at 3-under.

"I like when scoring conditions are good and the weather's good," Huston said. "I think you just kind of tee off and see what the course gives you, hopefully take advantage of it."

Sergio Garcia had another 69 and was tied for 17th, with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman another shot back after a 70. Adam Scott made it to the weekend on the number after a 68.

Huston has seven PGA Tour victories during his 18-year career, with the most recent one two years ago in the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

LPGA Office Depot Championship -- Wendy Ward, Nicole Perrot, Hee-Won Hon and Karine Icher of France were tied for the lead after the opening round in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with 6-under 65s, one better than Natalie Gulbis and Gloria Park. Two-time defending champion Annika Sorenstam was at 2-under.

Champions SAS Championship -- Bruce Summerhays had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over R.W. Eaks in the first round in Cary, N.C. Summerhays had seven birdies on the 7,177-yard Prestonwood Country Club course in his best opening round of the year.

PGA European Dunhill Links Championship -- Colin Montgomerie shot a 7-under 65 in strong wind to take a one-stroke lead after the second round at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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