Garrett Willis and Chris Couch were tied for the lead when another gorgeous day at Innisbrook ended. Willis had a 4-under 67 in the still of the morning. Couch had a 64 in the afternoon as the breeze began to stir.
They are at 9-under 133 midway through the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., near Tampa.
Sergio Garcia is right behind them after a round of 5-under 66.
“Just keep trying to do the right things and see what we finish,” Garcia said. “I just want to keep building confidence into my head.”
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Angela Stanford holed out from a fairway bunker for eagle on the par-4 ninth hole and shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Founders Cup, the tour’s play-for-free U.S. opener in Phoenix. England’s Anthony Wall shot a 4-under 67 to take a two-shot lead (9-under 133) through two rounds of the Sicilian Open in Ragusa, Sicily.