Bubba holds on to lead at halfway
BUBBA Watson remained on course for his second PGA Tour title of the season by claiming a one-shot halfway lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The 32-year-old, pictured, who won the Farmers Insurance Open in California back in January, ended day one in a share of top spot with Australian Matt Jones at six under par and made a flying start to his second round on Friday. Watson teed off at the 10th and claimed an eagle three at the 11th – as he had in the first round – and also birdied 13 and 14 to move to 10 under par, where he stayed after a bogey at 18 was balanced out by a birdie at the seventh. Josh Teater shot a sixunder-par 66 to move into second place at nine under, with John Rollins a further shot back after a secondround 69. Joint first-round leader Jones dropped back into a tie for fourth alongside four other players at seven under, including American Dean Wilson, whose eight-under-par 64 was best round of the day. England’s Luke Donald was in a tie for 12th, five shots behind Watson.