Second Round Of Johnnie Walker Classic


Friday, March 2nd 2007, 6:53 am
By: News On 6


PHUKET, Thailand (AP) _ Oliver Wilson shot two eagles on his way to a 6-under 66, taking the lead after two rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic on Friday.

Wilson eagled on the 11th and 15th holes to move one shot ahead of Anton Haig. Haig produced the day's most stunning performance, an 8-under 64 at the Blue Canyon Country Club.

Australian James Nitties ended the day with a 67, sharing third place with Retief Goosen.

Wilson had been bogey-free until the 18th where he struggled before sending home a six-foot putt.

``There was a twig which I couldn't move, Wilson said. ``I made a mess of it all the way to the green until I got to within six feet of the hole. It was a nice way to finish.''

Haig's effort tied him with Australian Greg Norman for the course record, which Norman set in 1994.

``Ive been practicing hard this year and working a bit on the golf swing and my coach really helped me back in South Africa,'' Haig said.

Round one leader Brad Kennedy collapsed for a joint 32nd place.

After a lackluster first round, Scott Adams and Ernie Els rallied to make the cut.

Adams and Els were tied at 51st place.