FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Ricky Barnes is the leader at the midway point of the rain-soaked U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
Barnes completed a 5-under-par 65 this morning to move to 8-under, one shot ahead of Lucas Glover. Barnes set an Open 36-hole scoring record with a 132 total, one stroke ahead of the old mark originally set by Jim Fuyrk and Vijay Singh at Olympia Fields six years ago and tied by Glover today.
Barnes did it by hitting 31 of 36 greens while showing the form that earned him the 2002 U.S. Amateur title.
Glover was alone in second after firing a bogey-free 64 that left him at minus-7. He had a 20-foot birdie try on the final hole but hit it short.
First-round leader Mike Weir followed his opening-round 64 with a 70 that left him two shots off the pace. David Duval, Azuma Yano and Peter Hanson were tied for fourth at 3-under.
Defending champ Tiger Woods made the cut at 3-over following a 1-under 69. Phil Mickelson is at minus-1 at the midway point, completing an
even-par 70 this morning.
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