Golf: Sizzling Sergio seizes Bridgestone lead
Published on Aug 2, 2014 10:55 AM
AKRON, United States (AFP) - Sergio Garcia surged to the top of the Bridgestone Invitational leaderboard with a sensational nine-under par 61 on Friday that included eight back-nine birdies.
The Spaniard was a sedate one-under for the day through nine after a birdie at the second hole. But he caught fire after the turn at Firestone Country Club.
A birdie at 10 was followed by a par at 11, before Garcia raced home with birdies at the last seven holes to match the course record and build a 36-hole total of 11-under 129.
He was three strokes ahead of England's Justin Rose, who posted a three-under 67 for 132.
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