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                     === Stuard leads by 1 at Sony Open ===
 
 Honolulu,  HI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Stuard carded his second straight 5-
 under 65 on Friday and moved one stroke clear of the field after two rounds of
 the Sony Open in Hawaii.
 
 Stuard  finished 36  holes at 10-under-par 130.  This is the first time he has
 led after any round on the PGA Tour.
 
 "I  think  it's something  to do  with the  greens. I  feel comfortable on the
 greens,"  said Stuard, who has seven straight rounds in the 60s at Waialae. "I
 feel like I read them pretty well and feel like I'm able to make some putts."
 
 Marc  Leishman  fired a 6-under 64  and moved into  a share of second place at
 minus-9. He was joined there by Hideto Tanihara, who posted a 65 in round two.
 Harris  English, a two-time  winner last year, carded his second 66 in as many
 days and is alone in fourth at 8-under-par 132.
 
 Masters  champion  Adam Scott carded  a 4-under 66 and  climbed into a tie for
 fifth  at minus-7. Scott was joined in fifth place by Chris Stroud (65), Chris
 Kirk (69), Jimmy Walker (67), Sang-Moon Bae (70) and Jason Kokrak (67).
 
 Stuard  started his round with five straight pars from the 10th. He got on the
 board with a 14-foot birdie putt on No. 15. At the 17th, Stuard gave that shot
 back.
 
 His  tee ball came  up short of the green and he chipped to eight feet. Stuard
 2-putted  for  bogey to slip  back to minus-5. He  bounced back with a 15-foot
 birdie effort on the 18th.
 
 Around  the  turn, Stuard started the  front side with  four pars in a row. He
 drained  a 9-foot birdie  effort at the fifth and made it two straight birdies
 as his 12-footer for birdie on No. 6 found the bottom of the cup.
 
 Stuard  parred his next  two holes to head to the ninth, his last, at minus-8.
 His  second  shot to the  par-5 stopped  within three feet  of the hole and he
 kicked in his short eagle putt to grab the second-round lead.
 
 "I played pretty well. Didn't start off very good, but I played pretty good on
 my last nine, the front nine," Stuard admitted. "I enjoy the layout. It's nice
 to  have  to hit some  shots off the  tee, and I enjoy  doing that. And like I
 said, something about the greens that I feel good about."
 
 Leishman  parred  his first four holes  before sinking a 10-foot birdie try on
 No. 5. He gave that stroke right back as he 3-putted for bogey on the sixth.
 
 The  Australian birdied  the seventh from 13 feet out, then converted an eagle
 effort on the ninth from a similar length to make the turn at minus-6.
 
 Leishman  converted back-to-back  birdie efforts  at 10  and 11.  He moved  to
 minus-9 with a 23-foot birdie putt at the 14th. Leishman parred the final four
 holes to end one back.
 
 "It  was  a good  day. I played  reasonably well, probably  didn't hit as many
 fairways  as  I would have liked  to, but as long  as you're missing it in the
 right  spot around  here, it's  playable," said  Leishman, the  2012 Travelers
 Championship  winner. "I  had the putter working really well. Just had the one
 three-putt on No. 6, so that was probably the only blemish on the card for the
 day, and managed to hole a few good birdie putts."
 
 Tanihara traded a birdie for a bogey from the first. After four pars in a row,
 he  made  back-to-back birdie effort from  31 and 24 feet out respectively. He
 made it three in a row with a 2-putt birdie on No. 9.
 
 On  the back nine,  Tanihara birdied the 14th from nine feet out and he closed
 with another 9-footer for birdie at the last.
 
 James  Hahn holed his  second shot at the par-5 ninth for a rare double-eagle.
 It  was  the second of his  career as he also  had one on the Web.com Tour. He
 shot 68 and is tied for 15th at 5-under-par 135.
 
 NOTES:  Stuard is a  two-time runner up at Mayakoba ... Tim Clark, last year's
 runner-up,  withdrew  during the second  round due to  an elbow injury ... Tee
 times  for the third  round were moved up to 12:50-3 p.m. (ET) in an effort to
 beat  inclement weather later  in the day ... The cut line fell at 1-under-par
 139  with 79 players  moving on to the weekend ... Among those that missed the
 cut  were  last week's runner-up Jordan  Spieth, 2005 winner Vijay Singh, two-
 time runner-up Rory Sabbatini and Kenny Perry.
 
 
 
 01/10 23:54:03 ET