Larry Mize birdied the 18th hole today to take a one-stroke lead over Danny Edwards and Bob Tway with 10-under-par 134 for two rounds of the PGA Tour's $450,000 Andy Williams Open.
Mize shook off a three-putt bogey on the par-3 eighth hole and rallied on the final half of the Torrey Pines South course. Those who played the North course in the first round -- including all six who tied for the first-day lead at 66 -- played the South today.
Mize shot 68 and Edward 69 on the South, Tway 68 on the North.
"There weren't many highs or lows today," said Mize. "It was a pretty consistent round."
One of Mize's coleaders starting the day was Edwards, who appeared headed for sole possession of first after 36 holes.
Edwards, who started on the South back nine, got going at the turn, cutting three strokes from his score in six holes and dropping to 10-under. He bogeyed the par-4 No. 7, falling into a tie with Mize.
Mize took the lead on 18 with a second shot helped by a tailwind. From 20 feet, he left an eagle putt just short.
The field of 158 started out fast in the morning, but the ocean breezes kicked up in the afternoon.
"I got a little break in the weather," said Mize, first man off the tee on the South course.
"Being the first off today helped," said John Cook, who shot 66 and moved into a multiple tie for fourth place at 136. "We breezed around the front side in about an hour and a half. We breezed around the back in about two and a half."