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Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard
Sergio Garcia tees off on the first hole during the second round of the Houston Open golf tournament, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Humble, Texas. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
April 4, 2014, 2:14 pm

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) Sergio Garcia has surged to the top of the leaderboard after shooting a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Houston Open.

The Spaniard's 12-under overall score matches the 36-hole low at the 7,441-yard Golf Club of Houston, and he's four shots clear of the field.

Garcia, opening on the back nine, climbed the leaderboard with a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on his front nine. His eagle on No. 13 came after sticking his 282-yard second shot to 5 feet.

First-round co-leader Bill Haas has followed his opening 65 with a 2-over 74 in gusty conditions. The other first-round leader, Charley Hoffman, is 4 over after 16 holes.

Phil Mickelson was 4 under after Thursday and plays in the afternoon.

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