6 tied for lead at Sanderson Farms

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm •  Published: July 19, 2013
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MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Six players were tied atop a crowded leaderboard midway through the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Vaughn Taylor, Fabian Gomez, Paul Stankowski, Troy Matteson and Kyle Reifers were at 10 under in the clubhouse. First-round leader Daniel Summerhays also was 10 under, but only completed eight holes in the round Friday.

The six had plenty of company behind them, with eight players within two strokes.

The 35-year-old Gomez shot an 8 under 64 in his second round, playing 29 total holes in the stifling Mississippi heat Friday after his first round was delayed Thursday. The Argentine played especially well down the stretch, making birdie on 17 and then holing a 50-foot eagle putt on 18.

Taylor and Matteson both shot 67 in the second round, Stankowski finished with a 68 and Reifers had a 69.

Play was delayed for the second straight day at Annandale Golf Club because of lightning close to the course. The afternoon session was unable to finish after a delay that lasted more than two hours.

The 43-year-old Stankowski is the most unlikely name among the leaders. The veteran is playing in his first PGA Tour event of the season and hasn't won since 1997.

He has played some on the Web.com Tour this season, but hasn't been particularly competitive. His last round before coming to Annandale was an 82.

"I watch a lot of golf (on television) and everybody that plays well makes putts," Stankowski said, grinning. "I really haven't made any putts for 10 years. It's kind of nice to make putts — join the party."

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