January 20 2012
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Mark Wilson has just eagled the 11th hole on the Palmer Course to move to 8 under for the day.
Wilson, who birdied his first three holes and turned in 31, is now 14 under and two strokes behind Ben Crane, who shot 61 in the second round. He's alone in second with a one-stroke edged on overnight co-leader David Toms.
Wilson has three par 5s, a trio of par 3s and two par 4s remaining. The course record on the Palmer Course is the 59 David Duval shot in the final round of his 1999 victory.
Wilson, who won twice last year, will defend his title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in two weeks.