Owen and Fowler lead in Scottsdale

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England’s Greg Owen and American rookie Rickie Fowle are out in front at the halfway stage of the Frys.com Open.

England’s Greg Owen and American rookie Rickie Fowler carded second-round 64s to share the lead at the halfway stage of the Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.
First-round leader Nick O’Hern could manage only a two-under 68 on Friday, while Owen and Fowler – who both posted 65s on Thursday – went one better in their second rounds to reach the midway point at 11 under.
Owen is hoping he can maintain his fine form over the next two days.
“A good week would mean I’ve got a job for next year,” he said.
The 37-year-old acknowledged his round could have been even better but was delighted with his first two days’ work on the whole.
“I didn’t miss a green (on Thursday), and I hit plenty (on Friday),” he said. “I’ve actually played really, really well.
“There are a few opportunities… I’m not going to talk about them really, but there are a few opportunities I missed as well. At 17, I had six feet and missed.
“There were a few putts out there, but I holed a few as well, which was great.”
Fowler, competing at only his second PGA Tour event, will head into Saturday relishing being in with a chance of winning a tournament so early in his career.
“I knew I could be in this position if I just played my game,” he said. “You know, these last two weeks I have been playing fairly solid.
“The game feels good, so I’m looking forward to this weekend being in the position that I am.”
Fowler’s compatriot Justin Leonard also carded a 64 to finish Friday on 10 under and in third spot, one behind the joint leaders.
Australian O’Hern was a shot further back in a share of fourth with American Ryan Moore, who went round in 65.
Chris Stroud, Heath Slocum, Bryce Molder, Tim Clark and Stephen Ames are also still very much in contention at eight under.
Collated second round scores
(USA unless stated, par 70):

129 Rickie Fowler 65 64, Greg Owen (Eng) 65 64
130 Justin Leonard 66 64
131 Nick O’Hern (Aus) 63 68, Ryan Moore 66 65
132 Chris Stroud 67 65, Bryce Molder 67 65, Tim Clark (Rsa) 68 64, Heath Slocum 64 68, Stephen Ames (Can) 66 66
133 Peter Tomasulo 68 65, Pat Perez 66 67, Bill Lunde 66 67, Tom Lehman 68 65, Webb Simpson 68 65, Jamie Lovemark 69 64, Ben Crane 66 67, Mike Weir (Can) 66 67, Troy Matteson 72 61, Rocco Mediate 67 66, D.J. Trahan 69 64
134 Brian Vranesh 68 66, Scott McCarron 67 67, Steve Lowery 67 67, Alex Cejka (Ger) 67 67, Nicholas Thompson 66 68
135 Vaughn Taylor 69 66, Robert Garrigus 70 65, Matthew Jones (Aus) 67 68, Mark Wilson 68 67, Nathan Green (Aus) 69 66, Chad Campbell 68 67, Ryan Palmer 69 66, Bo Van Pelt 67 68, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 70 65
136 Tim Herron 68 68, Billy Mayfair 66 70, Tom Pernice Jnr. 67 69, Fred Couples 67 69, Jeff Klauk 66 70, Ricky Barnes 66 70, D.A. Points 65 71, J J Henry 69 67, Paul Goydos 66 70, Andres Romero (Arg) 68 68, Jonathan Byrd 70 66
137 Spencer Levin 66 71, Brian Davis (Eng) 70 67, Arron Oberholser 68 69, Chris Riley 70 67, Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 65 72, John Merrick 72 65, Colt Knost 71 66, Steve Flesch 69 68, Chris DiMarco 68 69, Peter Lonard (Aus) 69 68, Chez Reavie 70 67, Tim Petrovic 66 71, Bob Heintz 64 73, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 70 67
138 Kent Jones 71 67, Parker McLachlin 70 68, John Mallinger 70 68, Charlie Wi (Kor) 69 69, Brad Faxon 69 69, Brett Quigley 68 70, Glen Day 70 68, Johnson Wagner 68 70, Jason Gore 70 68
139 Michael Bradley 70 69, Aron Price (Aus) 70 69, Mark Calcavecchia 71 68, Martin Laird (Sco) 67 72, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 70 69, Ted Purdy 72 67, Matt Bettencourt 69 70, Steve Elkington (Aus) 68 71
——————–The following players failed to make the cut——————
140 Charley Hoffman 67 73, Darron Stiles 69 71, Harrison Frazar 68 72, Kevin Sutherland 71 69, Brian Bateman 72 68, Kevin Streelman 70 70, Michael Allen 67 73, George McNeill 69 71, Mathew Goggin (Aus) 68 72, Leif Olson 71 69, Cameron Beckman 70 70, Rich Beem 71 69, Marc Turnesa 67 73
141 Will MacKenzie 70 71, Michael Letzig 71 70, Jeff Maggert 76 65, Dean Wilson 70 71, Roland Thatcher 70 71, Jay Williamson 71 70, Briny Baird 69 72
142 Brad Adamonis 66 76, Kris Blanks 73 69, Jeff Overton 72 70, Casey Wittenberg 71 71, Stan Utley 72 70, Todd Hamilton 71 71, Cliff Kresge 70 72, James Nitties (Aus) 72 70, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 75 67, David Mathis 68 74, Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 71 71
143 Aaron Watkins 74 69, Joe Ogilvie 72 71, Tommy Armour III 74 69
144 Daniel Chopra (Swe) 72 72, Kirk Triplett 70 74, Eric Meierdierks 71 73, Jake Younan-wise (Aus) 72 72, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 70 74, Jeff Quinney 72 72, Eric Axley 70 74
145 Brendon De Jonge 72 73, Richard S Johnson (Swe) 68 77, Jarrod Lyle (Aus) 71 74, John Rollins 73 72, Bubba Watson 74 71, Brady Schnell 72 73, David Duval 70 75
146 Brendon Todd 73 73, Matt Weibring 76 70
147 Derek Fathauer 72 75, Dean Vomacka 75 72
150 Ken Duke 74 76
153 Patrick Moore 78 75
WD: Jimmy Walker 75

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