Breaking News: Protesters march on Pakistan PM Nawaz's house

Webb Simpson out front at Greenbrier

July 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM   |   Comments

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) -- Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson put together a bogey-free 66 Friday and moved a shot in front at the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic.

Simpson, in his second start since claiming the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, moved to 9-under-par 131 at the midway point of a tournament that saw both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson miss the 36-hole cut.

Jonathan Byrd, Jeff Maggert, Jerry Kelly and rookie Charlie Beljan shared second place at 132. Beljan, who has survived the cut in just four of his 12 PGA Tour appearances, had the low round of the tournament with a 62.

A dozen players were unable to complete play Friday due to a lengthy weather delay in the afternoon. The only one among them who had a chance to impact the top of the leaderboard was Martin Flores, who was at 8-under with two holes to play.

J.B. Holmes and Charlie Wi both finished at 7-under 133. John Daly shot a 67 and, at 135, survived the cut in his third consecutive appearance on the PGA Tour. First-round leader Vijay Singh slumped to a 74 and was tied for 36th at 137.

The cut came at 139 and Woods finished at 140. It was his second missed cut of the year and came one week after he became the first player this season to win three times on the tour.

Mickelson was a shot behind Woods at 142.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
NCAA Game Summary - Colorado State vs. Colorado
UPI Sports Schedule for Saturday, August 30
Few surprises as Steelers reach roster limit
UPI Sports Results for August 29, 2014
FIBA World Cup update - August 30
Trending News