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Oosthuizen, Davis lead delayed Houston Open

8:00 PM, Mar 30, 2012   |    comments
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Humble, TX (Sports Network) - Louis Oosthuizen and Brian Davis went well under par during their second rounds Friday to tie for the lead at the Houston Open, which is still behind schedule because of weather.

A big storm hit the tournament Thursday, causing a long delay and prompting officials to halt play. The first round was completed Friday morning, but many still need to complete their second rounds.

The tournament will resume at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday.

When play was stopped at 8:36 p.m. (ET) Friday evening, Davis and Oosthuizen were knotted in first at 11-under-par 133. Davis carded a seven-under 65 with the lift, clean and place rules in effect for round two. Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, posted a 66.

Jeff Maggert is alone in third at 10-under, though still has eight holes to go in his second round. He was four-under through his first 10.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson was one of three first-round leaders after finishing a 65 on Friday, then went back out and fired a second-round 70.

"I really enjoy it because you can get in a good rhythm if you start striking the ball well, you can get a hot hand and make some birdies," Mickelson said. "I think there's an advantage there to be able to keep playing if you're playing well."

He is tied for fourth at nine-under, along with Tommy Gainey (67), Greg Owen (69) and J.B. Holmes (67). James Driscoll, who was four-under through seven holes, is also sitting at minus-nine.

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