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Na hits the summit as Haas sizzles in the desert

ESPN staff
September 30, 2011
Hunter Haas produced a spectacular 61 on Friday © Getty Images


Kevin Na boosted his chances of securing his first win on the PGA Tour as he fired a second-round 63 to take a three-way share of the lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Na, who claimed an unwelcome record at the Texas Open earlier this year when he made a 12-over 16 on the ninth hole, showed no signs of such a capitulation as he fired a bogey-free round to move to 12-under-par. He shares the lead with Charlie Wi and Jhonattan Vegas.

A superb eagle-two at the 15th was the highlight of Vegas' round as the Venezuelan hit the front after crafting a four-under 67, while Wi's five-under 66 kept him firmly in contention in Nevada.

"This could be really fun to win, because of, you know, winning in Vegas, last name Vegas, could be really fun. It could be really, really fun," Vegas said.

The trio lead Americans Brendan Steele and Tim Herron by a single stroke after the Americans carded 65 and 66 respectively, but the round of the day belonged to Hunter Haas, whose sparkling 61 catapulted him to ten-under for the tournament.

Haas' eagle-two at the 15th was superbly backed up by nine birdies to equal the course record at TPC Summerlin.

Nick Watney is another on 10-under after the second round of play, as the American finished strongly with three birdies in his final four holes. Scotland's Martin Laird, meanwhile, fired a solid 66 on day two, punctuated by an eagle on the par five 16th, to wind up six-under par for the tournament and two shots clear of the projected cut.

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