Boo Weekley followed his opening 6-under 64 -- the best round of his PGA Tour career -- with a 67 yesterday to move into a three-way tie for first place midway through the tour's first tournament, the Mayakoba Classic, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
So how did he break down his round?
"Some holes I hit it pretty close," he said, "and some holes I didn't."
And his strategy for the final two rounds?
"Just go out and try to make real good swings," he said, flashing a toothy grin.
Fred Funk, the first-round leader after a 62, had a 69 to match Weekley and Cameron Beckman (67) at 9-under 131.
Jose Coceres (65), Bill Haas (66) and Brian Gay (67) were one shot back. Peter Lonard (68), Ryan Armour (65) and John Merrick (69) were 7 under, followed by a big group at 6 under that included Bob Tway and Fabrizio Zanotti, both of whom shot 63s.
"I'm here to see what I can do," said Zanotti, a Paraguayan who got into the field on a sponsor's exemption after winning the Mexico Open in December. "I can play on the PGA Tour."
Brent Geiberger had the best round of the day, an 8-under 62, taking him from over par to into contention at 5 under.
The tour's south-of-the-border debut is being played on the El Camaleon resort course designed by Greg Norman. Despite tight fairways and normal par trimmed two strokes to 70, the pros have done well enough for the cut line to be even par. Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was the biggest name to miss it.
· CHAMPIONS TOUR:Bobby Wadkins shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over tour newcomer Mark O'Meara, Allen Doyle and Gil Morgan after the first round of the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla.
Wadkins, who won the Boeing Championship and Ford Senior Players last year, had two eagles, five birdies and one bogey on the Quail West Golf and Country Club course.
"I kept the ball where I was putting uphill most of the day, so that made things pretty simple," Wadkins said.
Wadkins eagled the par-5 first and 13th holes, then closed with four straight birdie, holing putts of 20, 12, 6 and 15 feet.
· LPGA TOUR:Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended second round of the Fields Open in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Prammanasudh, at 10-under 134, is chased by a pack of youngsters, including two teenagers hoping to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history.
Rookie Angela Park, 18, was at 9 under with nine holes left when play was halted because of darkness following a three-hour rain delay earlier in the day.
Morgan Pressel, also 18, shot a 65 and was at 8 under.