Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard

Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard

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HUMBLE, TX - APRIL 04: Sergio Garcia of Spain watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during round two of the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on April 4, 2014 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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by KURT VOIGT / The Associated Press

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Sergio Garcia has surged to the top of the leaderboard after shooting a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Houston Open.

The Spaniard’s 12-under overall score matches the 36-hole low at the 7,441-yard Golf Club of Houston, and he’s four shots clear of the field. Garcia, opening on the back nine, climbed the leaderboard with a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on his front nine. His eagle on No. 13 came after sticking his 282-yard second shot to 5 feet.

First-round co-leader Bill Haas has followed his opening 65 with a 2-over 74 in gusty conditions. The other first-round leader, Charley Hoffman, is 4 over after 16 holes.

Phil Mickelson was 4 under after Thursday and plays in the afternoon.

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