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Riegger keeps lead after second round

March 9, 2002 at 2:24 PM   |   Comments

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- John Riegger moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour title Saturday morning.

Riegger watched as most of the field returned to the TPC at Heron Bay to complete the second round, and maintained the lead he built by reaching 12-under-par 132 on Friday.

Canadian Mike Weir played the final 14 holes of a 7-under-65 on Saturday to move within a shot of Riegger at 133, a stroke better than four players.

Riegger and Wier were to tee off in the final pairing of the day at 3:39 p.m. EST.

All four at 134 finished the second round early Saturday. Among them is former Arizona State standout Paul Casey of England, who finished off a 66.

Tied for third with Casey is the unheralded trio of Rod Pampling, Danny Ellis and Brett Wetterich.

Ninety-two players were forced to return to Heron Bay after two inches rain drenched the course on Thursday, preventing a third of the field from teeing off.

Riegger completed a course-record 9-under-par 63 early Friday, then shot a 3-under 69 to grab a two-stroke lead when play was suspended due to darkness.

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