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Maggert Takes Second-Round Lead in the Houston Open


Jeff Maggert carded his second straight 6-under 66 to take the lead in the rain-delayed Houston Open. The 48-year-old, who's trying to win the tournament in his hometown for the first time in 24 starts, needed to complete his second round Saturday morning before starting the third round.

Thursday's opening round of the $6 million PGA Tour stop was cancelled after heavy rains and thunderstorms swept through the Houston area. On Friday, 70 players were still on the course when the second round was suspended by darkness.

Through his first 36 holes, Maggert carded 13 birdies and a lone bogey on the Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas.

"It's a strange game," Maggert told reporters after the second round. "I just had a little stretch there where I wasn't hitting it that great. Just struggled a little bit, but this week, I've certainly turned it around."

The cut line was set at 2-under 142. Among those not eligible for the final two rounds is 2011 Masters' champion Charl Schwartzel, who had rounds of 69 and 74 to miss the cut by one.

The third round got underway at 11:45 a.m. local time. Maggert's tee time is 1:51 p.m.; he's paired with second-round co-leaders, South African Louis Oosthuizen and England's Brian Davis.

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