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August 23 2013

6:11 PM

Scott finishing year way he started it

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Adam Scott shot a second-round 66 Friday at The Barclays.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- In April, Adam Scott won his first career major.

Now he's hoping for his first FedExCup title.

Through two rounds of The Barclays Classic, the Aussie is in good position. Scott shot a 66 in Friday's second round to enter the weekend 7 under and within two of the current lead at Liberty National.

"I feel like I've played a lot of good golf and obviously winning at Augusta is huge," Scott said. "But I feel like I'd like to win again before the end of the season, and kind of validate all of my good play."

He did on Friday, which began with Scott finishing the last 12 holes from his opening round. He shot 69.

"I'm pretty happy with today's effort," said Scott, who failed to break 70 in any of his four rounds the last time the tournament was played here. "When we went out this morning, the wind was up, and the course played a lot tougher than the few holes I played yesterday."

Not that you'd know it by the way Scott played.

He made an eagle, a birdie and just one bogey over his final 12 holes in the first round then added five birdies, another eagle and only two bogeys in the second round.

Playing alongside Keegan Bradley only helped. Bradley set the course record with a 63.

"Playing 30 holes in a day is good," Scott said. "if you're playing well."

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