Love rockets to big lead

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Davis Love III set two records and matched another Friday in building a 10-point lead after the second round of The International.

Love, who had an opening-round 63, followed with an unofficial 6-under-par 66 under the modified Stableford scoring system.


"I've played some pretty good rounds back-to-back, but these are two pretty incredible rounds," Love admitted.

Love picked up 17 points Friday, setting a two-round tournament record with 36. He led by 25 points at one time, but John Rollins ended the day only 10 behind.

Nevertheless, Love's lead was the largest halfway margin in the 18-year history of the event. Phil Mickelson was third, 14 points behind, after a 6-under 66 that included two eagles.

Love made three eagles, becoming the first player in the history of the tournament to do so. An eagle is worth five points.

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