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May 21 2010

6:34 PM

Elkington posts another 66

It's been more than a year since Steve Elkington posted the kind of consecutive low scores that he produced in the first two rounds this week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

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Having just completed his second straight 66 on Friday, Elkington has a 36-hole total of 8 under, which will put him in contention heading into the weekend at TPC Las Colinas Resort.

"I've won a lot of tournaments in my day, and it's been a while since I've been up here," Elkington said. "But I've had some highlights here and there, I've had some good stretches of golf this year already in places. I just haven't finished it out. I'm looking forward to it.

Not since Elkington shot 65-64 to start The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer in 2009 has he put together those kinds of low scores on back-to-back rounds.

He started off strong in his second round, with four birdies in his first five holes. He hit three approach shots and one tee shot at the par-3 13th inside 13 feet to set up his birdie putts.

"I just hit a lot of great shots there," he said. "... Everything was working for me there."

He stumbled on his second nine -- the front nine after he started his round on the 10th tee -- with two consecutive bogeys, but bounced back with a couple of birdies.

"Pair of 66s -- that's good golf here," Elkington said.

To replay Elkington's round on Shot Tracker, click here. -- Mike McAllister

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