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Garcia, Palmer Share Nelson Lead

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HP Byron Nelson Championship - Round Two

Sergio Garcia and Ryan Palmer share the lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson Championship at 8-under 132.

Garcia posted his second consecutive 4-under 66 Friday. He withdrew earlier this week from a British Open qualifier and passed up a practice round at TPC Four Seasons because of an infected fingernail on his left hand.

Palmer made the cut only once his seven previous tries at the Nelson with nine consecutive rounds over par before this week. With caddie James Edmondson calling his shots, he’s opened with rounds of 65 and 67.

Tim Petrovic and Scott Piercy are three strokes back of the leaders.

Local amateur teen Jordan Spieth made the cut for the second year in a row. His high school graduation ceremony is Saturday.
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