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January 20 2013

4:33 PM

Gay joins Stallings in lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. --  Don't look now but Brian Gay has joined Scott Stallings at the top of the leaderboard at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Gay rolled in a 3-footer for birdie at the par-5 11th hole to  move to 24 under. The birdie was his fifth in the last six holes and eighth of the day.

Stallings, on the other hand, has just made the turn at 2 under.

Kevin Chappell's bid for a 59 ended after he was unable to hole his shot from the fairway at the ninth hole. He ended up three-putting from 39 feet for bogey and tossed the ball into the lake.

Even so, the round of 62 eclipsed Chappell's previous career-best on TOUR by three strokes.

Rookie David Lingmerth and Nicholas Thompson, who are playing together, are both 7 under through 12 holes and 22 under for the tournament. They are tied with Charles Howell III, who is 5 under through 11 holes.

 

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