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March 25 2011

4:00 PM

Marino making major move

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Steve Marino has yet to win in any of his 124 previous starts on the PGA TOUR, but he’s putting himself in position to change that this week.

Marino, who has 20 career top-10s, is 5 under on his round today and 6 under for the week, which puts him near the top of the leaderboard here early in Round 2.

The key to Marino’s week so far? Good ball-striking and putting. He’s hit 76 1/2 percent of his greens in regulation so gar and is averaging 1.731 putts per green in regulation. Marino has missed a couple of putts from inside 10 feet today, but he’s also made two from 10-15 feet and another from 15-20 feet.

Twice this year Marino has finished in the top 5 -- he tied for second at the Sony Open in Hawaii and tied for fourth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. -- Brian Wacker

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