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07 December 2023

Wilson leads Phoenix Open

By Agencies

American Mark Wilson birdied his last four holes to grab a share of the lead with Camilo Villegas after the second round of the Phoenix Open on Friday.

Wilson capped his brilliant run with a 24-foot birdie putt to finish with a five-under 66 and join overnight leader Villegas on 11-under for a total 131 after the Colombian stumbled with a bogey on the last hole to card a 69. Wilson started the day three strokes behind Villegas and fell back with a bogey on his first hole, but recovered with a birdie on the third to make the turn at even par.

"Today I three-putted the very first hole but stayed patient, made a great save on the next and then I just birdied the last four holes," Wilson told reporters.

After shooting a bogey-free 62 to match the tournament's first round record on Thursday, Villegas was less controlled in his 69, which featured three birdies and three bogeys.


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