Slocum and Langley tied for lead at Wyndham Championship

Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:28pm EDT
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By Andrew Both

GREENSBORO North Carolina (Reuters) - Heath Slocum continued his resurgence to share the halfway lead after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

Slocum notched four consecutive birdies from the 13th hole en route to a second straight five-under-par 65 in ideal conditions at Sedgefield.

He joined fellow American Scott Langley (65) at 10-under 130, one stroke ahead of compatriots Andrew Svoboda, Nick Watney and Brian Stuard and Scot Martin Laird.

First round leader Camilo Villegas of Colombia was among a group two shots behind on a packed leaderboard with 20 players bunched within three strokes.

Slocum is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour who attended the same Florida high school as two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson and fan favorite Boo Weekley.

“I had a little stretch that I made some good iron shots but also made really quality putts to cap those off,” Slocum told reporters.

The 40-year-old is coming off a couple of “rough years”. He lost his card after a woeful 2012 season and has not been much better this season, 158th on the tour ranking, but everything came together over the first 36 holes this week.

“I’ve made a lot of progress this year and played some of the best golf at times that I have, but I haven’t put (everything) together,” he said.   Continued...

Jun 19, 2014; Cromwell, CT, USA; Heath Slocum tees off on the seventh tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports - RTX165S3