Three way tie in Vegas

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open | Round Two | 01 Oct 2011

Kevin Na, Charlie Wi and the appropriately named Jhonattan Vegas lead the Justin Timberlake Shriners Childrens Hospital Classic in Las Vegas as the first of the Fall Series events heads into the weekend.

Na was home in 30 today to grab a share of the lead while Wi and Vegas consolidated great opening rounds to be in the firing line as the tournament enters day three.

The round of the day was undoubtedly that of Hunter Haas who moved to 10 under through 14 holes of his second round on the par 71 layout. A sub 60 round was looming especially with a par five one of the remaining four holes but he would bogey his 15th hole and the chance of that milestone had all but gone. Still for Haas his round of 61 improved him a massive 85 positions after his opening round of 74

The leading trio has a one shot break over Tim Herron, Kris Blanks and Brendan Steele but just one shot further back sits a massive group of eight players all within two shots of lead, that group including the leading world ranked player in the field, Nick Watney.

Rod Pampling, currently in 119th position on this year’s money list and fighting to regain his full playing rights for 2012, heads the Australian contingent in 28th position despite three late bogeys in his round. Pampling got within two shots of the lead when he birdied the 12th hole today but at 7 under par is still within striking distance.

Greg Chalmers, Steve Elkington, Steven Bowitch and Nathan Green are the next best of the large Australian contingent in 37th position.

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