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August 16 2012

3:44 PM

Pettersson continues solid play

GREENSBORO,N.C. -- Carl Pettersson has picked up where he left off last week at the PGA Championship.

Pettersson The Swede, who tied for third at the Ocean Course on Sunday, has just rolled in a 7-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole at Sedgefield Country Club, his 15th of the day, to take sole possession of the lead in the Wyndham Championship.

Pettersson, who went to high school in Greensboro and won the 2008 Wyndham Championship, is one stroke ahead of David Mathis. He made the turn in 31 after birdie putts of 6, 17, 18 and 8 feet. Pettersson nearly made an eagle on the fifth hole, missing 15-foot putt by 2 inches.

Pettersson could move into the top five in the FedExCup standings if he wins for the second time this year and  on this course on Sunday. He already has a win at the RBC Heritage, two runner-up finishes and one third this season.

Gary Woodland, who is finally healthy after suffering a wrist injury at the Masters, is alone in third at 4 under. Defending champion Webb Simpson has played 15 holes and heads a group of six players at 3 under.

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