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 Saturday, 25 January, 2003, 04:58 GMT
Frazar stays in front
Luke Donald
Donald is just two shots off the pace
Friday's round-up


Phoenix Open

Tim Petrovic fired a second-round 63 to join overnight leader Harrison Frazar in the lead at the Phoenix Open.

Frazar followed up his first round 62 with a 67 for a 13-under-par 129.

The pair, who are both chasing their first Tour victory, are two shots ahead of a group that includes England's Luke Donald, who shot a 66.

R2 Leaderboard
-13 T Petrovic (US), H Frazar (US)
-11 L Donald (Eng), S Stricker (US), J Huston (US), S McCarron (US), J Rollins (US)

Steve Stricker, Scott McCarron, John Huston and John Rollins are also on 11 under.

Petrovic was one of the early starters and was alone at the top the leaderboard for much of the day before Frazar drew level with a birdie on his penultimate hole of the day.

Despite 14 years as a pro Petrovic only made an impact on the tour last year and his best finish is a second place in last year's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

"If anyone should appreciate the chance to be out here on tour, it's me," Petrovic said. "I'm just happy to be here."

"I was just trying to hit greens and give myself a chance at birdies."


Singapore Masters

Ernie Els recovered from a poor finish to his first round to stay on course for a fourth consecutive tournament victory in the Singapore Masters.

Els was one of 72 players unable to complete their opening rounds on Thursday after thunderstorms brought an early end to play at the Laguna National course.

R2 Leaderboard
-8 E Els (Rsa)
-7 A Atwal (Ind), JM Singh (Ind), S Yates (Sco)
-6 G Murphy (Ire)
-5 C-B Lam (Sin), J Randhawa (Ind), T Srirot (Tha), L-W Zhang (Chi)

The South African had played 15 holes in five under par when the players were called off for the second and final time.

But when he resumed on Friday morning, Els found water on the 17th on the way to a double bogey and a four shot deficit behind first-round leaders Daniel Chopra of Sweden, and English rookie Benn Barham.

However, the world number two made swift amends in his second round, eagling his second hole - the 11th - and going on to reach the turn in 32.

A further birdie on the way back took him to eight under and the outright lead when Arjun Atwal bogeyed his penultimate hole to finish one shot adrift.


Dimension Data Pro-Am

Bad weather has interrupted the second round of the Dimension Data Pro-Am in South Africa.

Leaderboard
-9 Clarke (GB), Weinhandl (Aut)
-6 Foster (GB)
-5 Immelman (SA)

Storms delayed the start of the Friday's action at the Gary Player Country Club and Lost City courses.

But with the rains relenting, play is expected to resume at 0930 GMT.

However, a tournament spokesman said it was unlikely that all scheduled play would be completed.

Darren Clarke shares the lead with Austrian Uli Weinhandl after both shot nine-under 63s on Thursday.

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