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                     === Johnson moves ahead at Kapalua ===
 
 Maui,  HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Johnson fired a 7-under 66 on Saturday to
 claim a 3-stroke lead after two rounds at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
 
 The  10-time winner on the PGA Tour finished 36 holes on the Plantation Course
 at Kapalua Resort at 13-under-par 133.
 
 "I  don't know how  many years I've been here. This is seven or eight probably
 and  I've  had maybe one or  two decent finishes, but nothing so spectacular,"
 Johnson  said. "The more I get my feet here walking these grounds, I think the
 more comfortable I become."
 
 Defending  champion Dustin Johnson also shot 66 to jump into a share of second
 place with Jordan Spieth (70) and Matt Kuchar (68) at 10-under.
 
 Michael  Thompson  (71) and Webb  Simpson (71) are  tied for fifth at 9-under,
 while Kevin Streelman (71) and Ryan Moore (71) occupied seventh at minus-8.
 
 No  one was  able  to meet  the  four overnight  leaders  -- Spieth,  Simpson,
 Thompson  and  Chris Kirk --  at 7-under until  Gary Woodland caught fire with
 three birdies and an eagle over a five-hole stretch from the ninth.
 
 Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson would eventually make it a seven-way tie at 7-
 under  before  Dustin Johnson pulled  ahead of the pack  when he stuck his tee
 shot at the par-3 eighth to within six feet and converted his birdie effort to
 move to minus-8.
 
 That was Johnson's fifth birdie in six holes. He started the streak with a 21-
 foot  putt at  the third, and also  added another lengthy putt from 27 feet at
 the seventh.
 
 Spieth  joined Johnson  atop  the leaderboard  with a  12-foot  birdie at  the
 fourth,  but Johnson  stayed hot and rolled  in a short birdie at the ninth to
 again claim the outright lead at 9-under.
 
 Spieth  answered with  a 2-putt birdie at  the fifth to again claim a share of
 first place.
 
 The  duo was  joined at 9-under by  Zach Johnson, who made his third birdie of
 the round with a 28-foot putt at the seventh.
 
 Dustin  Johnson then  missed the green at  the par-3 11th en route to a bogey,
 dropping him a shot off the pace.
 
 Zach  Johnson continued to  go in the right direction when he poured in a putt
 from  beyond 23 feet  for his third straight birdie at the eighth to claim the
 outright lead at 10-under.
 
 That  advantage rose to two strokes after Spieth found a greenside bunker with
 his second shot at the seventh and could not get up and down for par, dropping
 him to minus-8.
 
 Thompson  moved  within a  shot of  Johnson with  a birdie  at the eighth, but
 Johnson  quickly  regained his  2-stroke cushion  with a  3-foot birdie at the
 10th.
 
 After  Johnson and  Thompson  again  traded birdies  at  the  12th and  ninth,
 respectively,  Thompson  tripped to bogey  at the 10th  to fall to 9-under and
 hand Johnson a 3-stroke lead.
 
 Johnson's  lead was never threatened from there, as he reached 13-under with a
 birdie at the 14th and closed with four straight pars.
 
 "Looking  back  on it, I  just think  about the par-5s.  I parred every one of
 them," said Johnson. "I had a 3-putt on one of them for par, which can happen.
 A couple missed opportunities."
 
 NOTES:  Zach Johnson's 10 career PGA Tour victories are the most of any player
 in  the field ...  Kirk carded a 2-over 75 on Saturday to fall into a share of
 13th  place at 5-under 141 ... Thirteen players are making their debut at this
 event, including Spieth, last season's PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
 
 01/04 19:44:18 ET