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May 10 2013

2:19 PM

Garcia grabs lead after a 65

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Sergio Garcia moved to the top of the leaderboard midway through Friday's second round of THE PLAYERS Championship, thanks to a 7-under 65 that included a stretch of five consecutive birdies.

Garcia, the 2008 PLAYERS champ, is now at 11 under through two rounds. That left him one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods, with the afternoon wave -- including first-round leader Roberto Castro -- still on the course.

"Wonderful day today," Garcia said. "Yesterday I scored very well; I didn't play that great. But today I played much nicer. Couple of tee shots here and there that I would have loved to hit a little better, but other than that, it was nice. I hit the ball very well, hit a lot of good iron shots and gave myself a lot of good birdie opportunities."

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