Keegan Bradley again bogeyed Nos. 1 and 18 in the Byron Nelson Championship.
Unlike the first round, Bradley didn’t set a course record. But he still finished with a three-stroke lead.
Bradley started and ended his round Friday with those bogeys, part of a 1-under 69 that got him to 11-under 129, the lowest 36-hole total at the Nelson since 2001.
“I’m almost more proud of this round than yesterday because I didn’t feel comfortable all day,” said Bradley, whose opening 60 included his only bogeys at those same holes in the middle of that round.
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Bradley won the event in 2011 for his first PGA Tour title.
Tom Gillis, who shot 63 in the first group of the day off the No. 10 tee, and Sang-Moon Bae (66) were tied for second.
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old amateur from China, missed the cut with rounds of 70 and 77.
Corpening cruising at BMW
At Greenville, first-year Web.com Tour member Franklin Corpening is the halfway leader of the BMW Charity Pro-Am after posting a 15-under-par total of 128 in the pro-celebrity/amateur tournament played over three courses in Upstate South Carolina.
The 28-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas, has a one-shot lead over fellow TCU grad and friend Tom Hoge and former USC standout Mark Anderson after rounds of 62-66.
Korda edging Webb
At Mobile, Ala., Jessica Korda shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Hall of Famer Karrie Webb after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
Korda had seven birdies in her second straight bogey-free round to reach 13 under on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex.
Poulter out of World Match Play
At Kavarna, Bulgaria, Ian Poulter was eliminated from the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing another round-robin match at Thracian Cliffs.
Poulter, the 2001 winner, lost to South Africa’s Thomas Aiken, 1 up, when the English star bogeyed the last hole after missing the fairway.
Poulter lost to Thongchai Jaidee on Thursday. On Friday morning, Jaidee beat Aiken, 1 up.
Venturi, U.S. Open champion and CBS analyst, dies
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82. Venturi died 11 days after he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.