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Bowditch leads by one despite late stumble

A double-bogey on his final hole set him back, but Australian Steven Bowditch did enough to seize the lead after the second round of the Texas Open yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Bowditch fired a five-under 67 that included five birdies and an eagle at the par-four 12th hole - where he holed out with a wedge from 83 yards.

His eight-under total of 136 gave him a one-shot lead over American Chad Collins, who carded a 66, and rookie Andrew Loupe, who posted a second-round 70 for 137.

Phil Mickelson birdied his final hole, the par-five 18th, to complete a 70 and make the cut on the number at three-over 147. - AFP.