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January 20 2011

6:45 PM

Lamely loses lead in a hurry

 

It didn’t take long for Derek Lamely to lose his overnight lead in the second round of the Bob Hope Classic. That’s what happens when you make a quintuple-bogey 9 on the second hole on the Nicklaus Course.

A day after a 9-under 63 that’s exactly what Lamely did with a 9 on the par-4. As a result, he plummeted more than 40 spots on the leaderboard and is now six shots off the lead.

Lamely’s 9 is the second of the week. Brad Faxon made one in the opening round on the par-5 seventh hole at Silver Rock.

The lead, by the way, is now held by rookie Jhonattan Vegas.

Vegas, the first Venezuelan to play on TOUR, is playing in just his fifth event on the TOUR. His previous best round was a 67, which he shot three other times. He made the cut at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii but did not finish because the field was cut to the low 60 to squeeze in the 36-hole finale on Sunday. Vegas’ best finish on TOUR was a tie for 24th at last year’s Puerto Rico Open.

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