Taylor takes the lead at Turning Stone

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Vaughn Taylor’s second successive 67 saw him take the outright half-way lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Vaughn Taylor’s second successive round of 67 saw him take the outright half-way lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship in Verona, New York.
Taylor, who was in a group of three tied for second after his first round, is 10-under-par and a shot clear of
Nicholas Thompson, Matt Kuchar and Leif Olson.
After an excellent 66 on Thursday which saw him share the first-round lead with Olson, Tim Petrovic was in a tie for eighth after a 71 on Friday.
Olson admits the cold, wind and rainy conditions can be mentally tough: “Sometimes when you have to use your imagination a little bit, stop thinking so much, in playing with the wind and playing with the rain, you just have to react.
“It helps for some people. I think maybe it helps for me.
“But definitely, in conditions like this, you have to just go out there because everything’s different with the yardages and stuff. In some ways it’s good, but I would prefer not to play in these conditions!”
Kuchar, alongside Thompson and Olson a shot back from Taylor, said: “I’m pleased that I shot four-under today. It was nasty at the start of the round and nasty at the end of the round. We had a nice little window there for about two hours with pretty fair skies.
“It’s amazing we’ve gotten this in. I feel pretty lucky to have played it. I don’t remember ever playing an event with lift, clean and place everywhere. This is new to me. I’m assuming we’ll do the same tomorrow, but it looks like the forecast is much better for tomorrow, and I think we’re all looking forward to a little warmer weather and some drier skies.”
Scotland’s Martin Laird, joint 13th after his first round, is now among a group in 22nd which also includes fellow Britain Justin Rose, who followed Thursday’s 69 with a 70.
Englishmen Brian Davis and Greg Owen were among those who failed to make the cut while David Duval – whose 69 was not enough to atone for a first-round 75 – was the highest-profile casualty.
All the second round scores & totals in the USPGA Tour Turning Stone Resort Championship, Atunyote Golf Club, Verona, New York, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 72):

134 Vaughn Taylor 67 67
135 Leif Olson 66 69, Matt Kuchar 67 68, Nicholas Thompson 68 67
136 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 69 67, Bo Van Pelt 70 66, Scott Piercy 70 66
137 Aron Price (Aus) 72 65, Tim Petrovic 66 71, Jimmy Walker 68 69, Troy Matteson 70 67
138 Rodney Pampling (Aus) 69 69, Adam Scott (Aus) 68 70, John Senden (Aus) 67 71, Will MacKenzie 71 67, D.A. Points 69 69, Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 70 68, Kevin Stadler 68 70, Brandt Snedeker 71 67, Jonathan Byrd 69 69, Jason Bohn 71 67
139 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 73 66, Robert Garrigus 69 70, Ben Curtis 71 68, Kevin Streelman 70 69, Dustin Johnson 69 70, Jarrod Lyle (Aus) 71 68, Michael Allen 72 67, Justin Rose (Eng) 69 70, Martin Laird (Sco) 69 70
140 Chris Stroud 69 71, Aaron Watkins 74 66, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 71 69, K J Choi (Kor) 70 70, Harrison Frazar 75 65, Bob Heintz 70 70, Matthew Jones (Aus) 68 72
141 Kent Jones 69 72, Michael Sim (Aus) 75 66, Casey Wittenberg 70 71, Davis Love III 71 70, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 73 68, Ted Purdy 71 70, Charles Howell III 69 72, Alex Cejka (Ger) 71 70, Mark Wilson 73 68, Brian Vranesh 71 70, Ken Duke 68 73, Scott Gutschewski 68 73, Matt Weibring 70 71
142 Chris Riley 71 71, Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 73 69, James Nitties (Aus) 70 72, Matt Bettencourt 72 70, Webb Simpson 70 72, Joe Durant 72 70, Nathan Green (Aus) 72 70, Dean Wilson 73 69, Bill Haas 73 69, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 72 70, Brendon De Jonge 72 70, Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) 70 72, Peter Lonard (Aus) 70 72, Richard S Johnson (Swe) 72 70, Andres Romero (Arg) 75 67, Corey Pavin 71 71
143 Colt Knost 73 70, Nick O’Hern (Aus) 73 70, Steve Elkington (Aus) 73 70, Ben Crane 74 69, Mark Calcavecchia 72 71, Roland Thatcher 71 72, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 72 71, Jason Gore 71 72, D.J. Trahan 73 70
———————The following players failed to make the Cut——————
144 Rodney Butcher 72 72, Brian Davis (Eng) 72 72, Bill Lunde 71 73, Tim Herron 74 70, Chris DiMarco 72 72, Jeff Quinney 73 71, Billy Mayfair 75 69, Woody Austin 75 69, David Duval 75 69, Greg Owen (Eng) 71 73, Tom Pernice Jnr. 71 73, John Rollins 71 73, George McNeill 73 71, Ryan Moore 72 72
145 Spencer Levin 71 74, Michael Letzig 74 71, Charles Warren 76 69, Jeff Overton 77 68, Joe Ogilvie 74 71, Wil Collins 74 71, Todd Hamilton 75 70, Charlie Wi (Kor) 71 74, Marc Turnesa 72 73, Rocco Mediate 74 71
146 Peter Tomasulo 77 69, Kris Blanks 73 73, Patrick Moore 73 73, John Merrick 73 73, Steve Flesch 74 72, Darron Stiles 72 74, Steve Lowery 73 73, Parker McLachlin 72 74, Cliff Kresge 75 71, Ricky Barnes 72 74, Robert Allenby (Aus) 77 69, Cameron Beckman 73 73, Shane Bertsch 74 72
147 Derek Fathauer 76 71, Brian Bateman 72 75
148 Jeff Maggert 75 73, David Mathis 74 74, Matthew Borchert 75 73
149 Marc Leishman (Aus) 75 74, Jay Williamson 76 73, Rick Price 76 73, Brandon Knaub 72 77
150 Rich Beem 80 70
151 Brendon Todd 75 76, Glen Day 76 75
152 James Oh 77 75
153 Charley Hoffman 78 75
154 Mike Carbone 81 73
161 Tony Saraceno 81 80
WD: Mathew Goggin (Aus) 79, Jeff Klauk 79, Eric Axley 83

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