Greg Owen tied for Mayakoba lead

Greg Owen’s 2nd-round birdie blitz at the wind-blown Mayakoba Classic has given him a share of the lead.

England’s Greg Owen’s closing birdie blitz in the second round of the wind-blown Mayakoba Classic in Mexico has rocketed him into a share of the lead.

Owen’s birdies on the last three holes earned the 40-year-old from Mansfield a four-under 67 and took him to 8-under alongside overnight leader Will Claxton and fellow American Daniel Summerhays who charged into a share of the lead with a sizzing, best-of-the-week 65.

Owen parred his first eight holes before getting his first birdie putt to drop at the 18th, his 9th.

He then picked up another birdie heading home, lost it with a bogey at the 6th, his 15th, but more than made up for it with his three-birdie finish.

Claxton, meanwhile was adding a composed four-birdie 68 to his opening 66 while the 26-year-old Summerhays was making his late charge with that 65.

Chris Stroud also carded a 66 to lie just one shot off the pace, and so too did Sweden’s Richard S Johnson whose 66 included five birdies in six holes on the outward half.

Things weren’t as easy for current European Ryder Cup captain, Jose Maria Olazabal. He made the cut with nothing to spare despite shooting an erratic 72.