Shanghai, China (SportsNetwork.com) – Graeme McDowell fired his second
straight 5-under 67 on Friday and he extended his lead to three shots heading
into the weekend at the WGC – HSBC Champions.
McDowell, who has won 10 times on the European Tour and twice on the PGA Tour,
finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134 and he is three shots ahead of Ian
Poulter at Sheshan International Golf Club.
Poulter also carded a 67 Friday, vaulting him into second place at 7-under-par
137. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson finished strong and he too shot a
67. Watson is tied for third at 6-under 138 with Hiroshi Iwata, who fired a 7-
under 65, which is the best score of the week so far.
Rickie Fowler (70) headlines a group of four players tied for fifth at 5-under
139. He is joined there by Kevin Na (68), Jonas Blixt (68) and Tim Clark (70).
MORE TO FOLLOW.