Claxton clear as big guns battle

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Will Claxton has edged into a one-shot lead after the second round of the PGA Tour’s final qualifying school in California.

Little known American Will Claxton has edged into a one-shot lead after the second round of the PGA Tour’s final qualifying school in California.
Claxton added a 2-under-par 70 to an opening 64 to move to 10 under, with Matt Jones, who shot a second round 68, and Harris English, who carded a 67, being his closest pursuers
The event asks players compete on both the Nicklaus Tournament Course and TPC Stadium Course at PGA West over six rounds.
Billy Hurley III stands third on eight under after a 71, with first-round co-leader Daniel Summerhays dropping off the pace set by Claxton, a1-over 73 taking his score to seven under.
Twenty-five US PGA Tour cards for next season are available to be won at this event in which several former major champions are hoping will help them keep their Tour careers alive.
Shaun Micheel, the 2003 US PGA champion, started brightly with a five-under 67 in his first round but dropped back into a tie for 47th after a 75.
David Duval, the former Open champion and world number one, and 2002 US PGA winner Rich Beem, both matched their first-round, level-par 72 scores to be tied in 81st place.
And former two-time US Open winner Lee Janzen began with a 71 but a 75 in his second round dropped him to two over, and down to 108th.

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