Published: Friday October 26, 2012 MYT 4:33:00 PM
Updated: Friday October 26, 2012 MYT 9:21:40 PM
CIMB Classic: Garrigus takes two-stroke lead, another day of misses for Woods
By LIM TEIK HUAT
KUALA LUMPUR: American Robert Garrigus finished with his second consecutive 64 to take a two-stroke lead at the half-way mark of the CIMB Classic, as Tiger Woods had another day of near misses on the greens at the Mines Resort and Golf Club here Friday.
Garrigus, making his first appearance in the US$6.1mil event, birdied eight of 11 holes before bogeying on the final hole but managed to move to 14-under par.
Woods, a 14-time major winner, fired a second round four-under 67 on the hot and stifling day to trail Garrigus by five shots.
After another thunderstorm struck the Malaysian capital on Thursday night, the PGA Tour brought in preferred lies for the second round of the 48-man field event which led to low scoring on the relatively short course.
Woods, though, was left with the feeling of what might have been as for the second consecutive round, he watched good putts trickle by the hole.
His playing partner Jbe Kruger had no problem as he put up a seven-under 64 to stay two strokes behind Garrigus.
"It was just one of those days where I didn't make enough birdies," said Woods, who had six birdies and two bogeys in his round, after finishing the day tied for fifth on nine-under 133.
Australia's Greg Chalmers and first day leader Troy Matteson are on 10-under 132.