Dufner moves into lead after second round at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — Jason Dufner moved into position for yet another bid to win his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Zurich Classic.

Dufner lost a playoff to Keegan Bradley last year in the PGA Championship for one of his three runner-up finishes in 163 winless starts on the PGA Tour. He capped his bogey-free round with a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana.

Russell Knox, John Rollins and Ken Duke were tied for second. Knox shot 64, Rollins 66, and Duke 68. Greg Chalmers holed out from 137 yards for an eagle on the par-4 first hole and finished with a 64 to join Steve Stricker and Ernie Els at 10 under. Striker and Els shot 68.

Defending champion Bubba Watson had his second straight 71 to make the cut by a stroke in his first tournament since his playoff victory in the Masters.

Second-ranked Luke Donald was 6 under after a 65.

South Georgia Classic

At Valdosta, Ga., Jason Allred shot a 1-under-par 71 and made the cut in the Nationwide Tour event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

Allred is in a tie for 22nd place entering today's third round with a 3-under 141. He parred every hole on the front nine, then had a much more eventful back nine, with three birdies and two bogys.

He is six shots behind leader Luke List, who fired a 68 for a 135. Brian Stuard is second at 136, followed by three players at 137.

Allred tees off at 8:15 a.m. PDT today with playing partner Lee Williams.

Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

At Mobile, Ala., Stacy Lewis birdied five of her final nine holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

Ballantine's Championship

At Seoul, South Korea, Austria's Bernd Wiesberger shot a course-record 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Australia's Marcus Fraser after the second round of the Ballantine's Championship.

Wiesberger had a 7-under 137 total on the Blackstone course in the event sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. Fraser, the 2010 Ballantine's champion, shot a 67.

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