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Na and Wilson share two-shot lead at halfway in Mayakoba Classic

2/28/2009

Kevin Na was going over all the things that are lining up for him right now, even bringing up something from four years ago that seemed like a bit of a stretch

With the world's best 64 players in Arizona, Na came to Mexico seeking to build on a terrific start and certainly has. He shot an 8-under 62 Friday to zoom into a first-place tie with Mark Wilson (64) midway through the PGA Tour's annual stop in Mexico.

While Na came in with confidence, Wilson arrived filled with curiosity.

At home in Chicago on Sunday night, he visited with putting guru Kevin Weeks to try figuring out why he was struggling so much this season -- three cuts and an also-ran in two other tournaments.

Weeks saw the problem right away: Wilson was lining up wrong, putting about 70 percent of his weight on his right foot and only 30 percent on his left. The fix was simple, too. All Wilson had to do was shift his right foot a few inches wider in his putting stance.

First-round leader Bo Van Pelt (69) and J.J. Henry (66) were two strokes back at 8 under, Briny Baird (66) and Chris Riley (68) followed at 7 under, and veteran Corey Pavin (68) topped a group at 5 under.

David Toms, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 65, shot a 67 to reach 3 under, and defending champion Brian Gay was another shot back after a 70.

Those not making the cut included Jose Coceres, who lost a playoff to Fred Funk in the debut tournament two years ago; Pablo Larrazbal, the European Tour's reigning rookie of the year who'd been among the first-round leaders with a 66; and Roland Thatcher, who set the tournament record of 61 last year.

The previous two-round best was 9 under, set by Funk, Boo Weekley and Cameron Beckman in 2007.

Leaderboard – Round 2:

1. Mark Wilson                  USA  66 64 130 -10
    Kevin Na                       USA  68 62 130 -10
3. Bo Van Pelt                   USA  63 69 132 - 8
    J.J. Henry                      USA  66 66 132 - 8
5. Briny Baird                     USA  67 66 133 - 7
    Chris Riley                     USA  65 68 133 - 7
7. Cameron Beckman         USA  66 69 135 - 5
    James Nitties                 AUS  69 66 135 - 5
    Corey Pavin                   USA  67 68 135 - 5
    Scott Piercy                    USA  66 69 135 - 5

Source: AP, PGA Tour

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