Cook takes Schwab lead with course record

Oct. 30, 2009 at 9:11 PM

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- John Cook shot a course-record 62 Friday that vaulted him into a three-shot lead at the 36-hole mark of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Cook, who is seeking his second victory in three weeks, equaled the two-round tournament scoring record at 14-under 130. He made 10 birdies, so many he admitted he lost track during the round.

Watson shot a bogey-free 64 at the Sonoma Golf Club and Blackmar had a 67 to finish at 11-under 133.

Those tied for fourth at 135 were Russ Cochran, Brad Bryant and Jeff Sluman.

Cook finished his day with a spectacular shot from a fairway bunker to set up a birdie at the 18th.

"It really seriously was one of the best shots I've ever hit," Cook said. "It was really close to the edge of the bunker. I could have caught the lip and hit myself."

Loren Roberts, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader, struggled to a 73 and was in 25th place in the 29-man field.

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