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July 5 2013

4:46 PM

Gainey clings to one-shot lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Tommy Gainey owns the lead but he hasn't been able to break away from the pack as the second round of The Greenbrier Classic enters its final nine holes.

Gainey, who was tied with Johnson Wagner for the first-round lead after both shot 62s, made birdies on two of his first five holes to open a two-stroke advantage. But he had an odd lie in a furrow above the back greenside bunker at the second hole and couldn't save par so he's now back to 9 under.

Russell Henley, who also started on the back nine, pulled even with Gainey when he rolled in a 3-footer at No. 4 for his sixth birdie of the day. But he stubbed a chip at the par-4 fifth on the way to a double bogey that dropped him back to 7 under for the tournament.

Wagner offset a bogey at No. 11 with a 9-foot birdie putt at the 15th and remains at 8 under for the tournament with five holes to play. He's tied with Daniel Summerhays, Bill Lunde and Steven Bowditch, all of whom played in the morning wave.

There are currently 79 players at 1 under or better. Among the players on the course at even par are 2010 Greenbrier Classic champion Stuart Appleby and Bob Estes, who lost in a playoff at the Old White TPC the following year. 


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