Byrd, Sluman share lead

Oct. 29, 2004 at 8:48 PM

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jonathan Byrd and Jeff Sluman shared the lead Friday at the midway point of the Chrysler Championship, the final full-field event on the PGA Tour.

Vijay Singh, seeking his ninth victory of the year and within reach of the $10 million mark, was two shots out of the lead.

Byrd fired his second straight 5-under 66 to join Sluman at 10-under 132. Singh shot a 69 and was tied at 134 with Tommy Armour III and Rod Pampling.

Byrd had three straight birdies beginning at the ninth and finished off his round with a birdie at the par-4 18th.

Sluman set a course record with a 62 in the opening round, but had to settle for a 70 Friday.

"I had opportunities to make at least a half a dozen birdies and I just didn't make them," Sluman said. "I guess that's kind of the way it goes."

Among those missing the cut was Phil Mickelson.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury