GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Given the choice to give up on this year or keep pushing, John Huston chose the latter. It looks like a wise move.

The 44-year-old veteran continued his solid play of late, posting a second consecutive 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Huston is at 12-under 132, one shot better than K.J. Choi (69) and two in front of Justin Rose (65) and D.J. Trahan (69).

With another perfect day for scoring at Forest Oaks, the 36-hole cut came in at 3 under.

“I like when scoring conditions are good and the weather’s good,” Huston said. “I think you just kind of tee off and see what the course gives you, hopefully take advantage of it.”

Sergio Garcia had another 69 and was tied for 17th, with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman another shot back after a 70. Adam Scott made it to the weekend on the number after a 68.

Four tied for LPGA lead

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – Wendy Ward, Nicole Perrot of Chile, Karine Icher of France and Hee-Won Han of South Korea opened with 6-under 65s to share the first-round lead at the LPGA Office Depot Championship.

Natalie Gulbis, Jennifer Rosales and Gloria Park of South Korea were one stroke back. Rookie Paula Creamer and British Open champion Jeong Jang were in a five-way tie for third at 67.

Two-time defending champion Annika Sorenstam was four back after a 69 that included four birdies and bogeys on Nos. 5 and 10, both par 4s.

Three groups were timed for slow play during the round that took some players six hours to complete because of numerous rulings. Darkness stranded a handful of players, who will finish the first round Saturday.


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