2014 Zurich Classic: Ben Martin still in the lead through 36 holes

Chris Graythen

Ben Martin didn't equal the 62 he shot in the first round, but he did play well enough to retain the top spot on the leaderboard.

A day after setting a course record with a 10-under round of 62, there wasn't much Ben Martin could do for an encore on Friday. He didn't come close to challenging the course record again, finishing five strokes worse than he did on Thursday, but his 5-under round of 67 moved him to 15-under overall and was good enough to keep him in the lead.

Martin got off to an even better start on Friday than he did Thursday, which is saying something considering he opened the first round with back-to-back birdies. He went birdie-eagle to begin the day Friday and carded another birdie two holes later to improve to 4-under through four. Any thoughts of duplicating, or even improving on, his 62 quickly vanished, however, when he ran into trouble for the first time. An errant tee shot at the par-3 17th hole left him with a difficult up-and-down. He was unable to manage and bogeyed the hole, his first dropped shot of the tournament. Things got worse on the next hole as he blocked a tee shot right and into the water. He still had a chance to save par on the par-5, but missed the par putt and eventually three-putted for a double-bogey seven. To his credit, he rebounded on his second nine, carding four birdies and no bogeys to come in in 32. He recorded 15 birdies and an eagle on his first 36 holes.

Martin holds a three-stroke lead over Andrew Svoboda. Svoboda began the day in second place, two-strokes off the lead. He was two back heading into his final hole of the second round, but a bogey at his last dropped him to 12-under. The top of the leaderboard remains mostly unchanged with Seung-Yul Noh still in third place. Six players are 10-under or better through two rounds. Keegan Bradley shot a 66 and is six off the lead at 9-under.

Bo Van Pelt carded the round of the day, shooting a 9-under 63 to jump from a tie for 114th place to a tie for 12th place. His 63 is the second-best round ever shot at TPC Louisiana, trailing only the 62 Martin carded on Thursday. Van Pelt's impressive round brought him to the right side of the cut line, but a few notable players were not able to do the same. The cut finished at 2-under with Ernie Els at 1-under, defending champion Billy Horschel at even and Rickie Fowler at 3-over all headed home early.

Here is a full look at the leaderboard through 36 holes:

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

Total

1

Ben Martin

-15

62

67

129

2

Andrew Svoboda

-12

64

68

132

T3

Seung-yul Noh

-11

65

68

133

T3

Robert Streb

-11

67

66

133

T5

Erik Compton

-10

66

68

134

T5

Peter Hanson

-10

65

69

134

T7

Charley Hoffman

-9

68

67

135

T7

Jeff Overton

-9

67

68

135

T7

Keegan Bradley

-9

69

66

135

T10

J.B. Holmes

-8

71

65

136

T10

Will Wilcox

-8

68

68

136

T12

Michael Thompson

-7

66

71

137

T12

Bo Van Pelt

-7

74

63

137

T12

Graham Delaet

-7

69

68

137

T12

David Duval

-7

68

69

137

T12

Retief Goosen

-7

72

65

137

T12

Tommy Gainey

-7

71

66

137

T12

J.J. Henry

-7

68

69

137

T12

Chad Collins

-7

66

71

137

T12

Mark Anderson

-7

72

65

137

T12

Kevin Kisner

-7

69

68

137

T22

Morgan Hoffmann

-6

70

68

138

T22

Daniel Summerhays

-6

72

66

138

T22

Justin Rose

-6

71

67

138

T22

Kyle Stanley

-6

71

67

138

T22

Alex Prugh

-6

70

68

138

T27

Robert Allenby

-5

71

68

139

T27

Kevin Chappell

-5

72

67

139

T27

Bud Cauley

-5

71

68

139

T27

Bronson La'Cassie

-5

70

69

139

T27

Brooks Koepka

-5

71

68

139

T27

Paul Casey

-5

71

68

139

T27

Stuart Appleby

-5

67

72

139

T27

D.H. Lee

-5

68

71

139

T35

John Rollins

-4

74

66

140

T35

Danny Lee

-4

71

69

140

T35

Sang-Moon Bae

-4

68

72

140

T35

Brendan Steele

-4

73

67

140

T35

Briny Baird

-4

71

69

140

T35

Martin Flores

-4

72

68

140

T35

John Senden

-4

70

70

140

T35

Sean O'Hair

-4

71

69

140

T35

Joe Durant

-4

69

71

140

T35

Troy Matteson

-4

72

68

140

T35

Troy Merritt

-4

71

69

140

T35

Tim Wilkinson

-4

70

70

140

T47

Tag Ridings

-3

71

70

141

T47

Scott McCarron

-3

70

71

141

T47

Andres Romero

-3

70

71

141

T47

Freddie Jacobson

-3

72

69

141

T47

Mark Calcavecchia

-3

71

70

141

T47

Vijay Singh

-3

70

71

141

T47

David Toms

-3

73

68

141

T47

Boo Weekley

-3

71

70

141

T47

D.A. Points

-3

73

68

141

T47

John Merrick

-3

69

72

141

T47

Wes Roach

-3

74

67

141

T47

Andrew Loupe

-3

71

70

141

T47

Shawn Stefani

-3

69

72

141

T47

Doug LaBelle II

-3

68

73

141

T47

Luke Guthrie

-3

70

71

141

T47

Rory Sabbatini

-3

69

72

141

T47

Charles Howell III

-3

68

73

141

T47

Ken Duke

-3

73

68

141

T47

Charlie Wi

-3

70

71

141

T47

Fabian Gomez

-3

72

69

141

T67

Josh Teater

-2

73

69

142

T67

Brice Garnett

-2

69

73

142

T67

David Hearn

-2

71

71

142

T67

Lucas Glover

-2

71

71

142

T67

Derek Ernst

-2

71

71

142

T67

Y.E. Yang

-2

72

70

142

T67

Cameron Tringale

-2

73

69

142

T67

Jim Renner

-2

75

67

142

T67

Padraig Harrington

-2

70

72

142

T67

Nick Watney

-2

69

73

142

T67

Geoff Ogilvy

-2

72

70

142

T67

Robert Garrigus

-2

73

69

142

T67

Greg Chalmers

-2

71

71

142

T67

Ricky Barnes

-2

70

72

142

T67

Max Homa

-2

71

71

142

T67

Kevin Tway

-2

70

72

142

T67

Scott Gardiner

-2

74

68

142

T67

Billy Hurley III

-2

71

71

142

Cut line 2-under

Cut

Ernie Els

-1

72

71

143

Cut

Ryan Palmer

-1

71

72

143

Cut

Lee Williams

-1

70

73

143

Cut

Edward Loar

-1

71

72

143

Cut

Nicholas Thompson

-1

72

71

143

Cut

Ted Potter, Jr.

-1

72

71

143

Cut

Will MacKenzie

-1

71

72

143

Cut

Jerry Kelly

E

71

73

144

Cut

Stephen Ames

E

74

70

144

Cut

Billy Horschel

E

74

70

144

Cut

Brian Davis

E

72

72

144

Cut

Heath Slocum

E

74

70

144

Cut

Scott Langley

E

70

74

144

Cut

Ken Looper

E

71

73

144

Cut

Jim Herman

E

74

70

144

Cut

Thorbjorn Olesen

E

75

69

144

Cut

William McGirt

E

74

70

144

Cut

Chad Campbell

E

70

74

144

Cut

Carl Pettersson

E

69

75

144

Cut

Harrison Frazar

E

74

70

144

Cut

Woody Austin

E

75

69

144

Cut

Ben Curtis

E

70

74

144

Cut

Rich Beem

E

72

72

144

Cut

John Mallinger

E

72

72

144

Cut

Richard Lee

E

71

73

144

Cut

Jamie Lovemark

E

75

69

144

Cut

Jonathan Byrd

1

74

71

145

Cut

Russell Knox

1

73

72

145

Cut

James Driscoll

1

76

69

145

Cut

Tyrone van Aswegen

1

73

72

145

Cut

Hudson Swafford

1

73

72

145

Cut

Kevin Foley

1

69

76

145

Cut

Mark Wilson

1

76

69

145

Cut

Mike Weir

1

74

71

145

Cut

Roberto Castro

1

69

76

145

Cut

Miguel Angel Carballo

1

75

70

145

Cut

Camilo Villegas

2

72

74

146

Cut

Trevor Immelman

2

74

72

146

Cut

Matt Bettencourt

2

76

70

146

Cut

Ben Crane

2

76

70

146

Cut

Garrett Osborn

2

78

68

146

Cut

Thomas Aiken

2

77

69

146

Cut

Dicky Pride

2

71

75

146

Cut

Cameron Beckman

2

69

77

146

Cut

Chris DiMarco

2

69

77

146

Cut

Chris Stroud

2

69

77

146

Cut

Benjamin Alvarado

2

73

73

146

Cut

James Hahn

3

79

68

147

Cut

Rickie Fowler

3

75

72

147

Cut

Spencer Levin

3

69

78

147

Cut

Daniel Chopra

3

76

71

147

Cut

John Peterson

3

76

71

147

Cut

Brad Fritsch

3

74

73

147

Cut

David Lingmerth

3

68

79

147

Cut

Martin Laird

3

70

77

147

Cut

Peter Malnati

3

74

73

147

Cut

Scott Stallings

4

74

74

148

Cut

Greg Owen

4

76

72

148

Cut

Alex Aragon

4

72

76

148

Cut

Neal Ajubita

4

79

69

148

Cut

Tim Petrovic

4

72

76

148

Cut

Kevin Stadler

4

74

74

148

Cut

Scott Verplank

5

73

76

149

Cut

George McNeill

5

75

74

149

Cut

Brady Watt

5

74

75

149

Cut

Patrick Reed

6

74

76

150

Cut

Steve Marino

6

75

75

150

Cut

David Bradshaw

7

75

76

151

Cut

Robert Gates

7

76

75

151

Cut

Dustin Morris

8

75

77

152

Cut

Tim Herron

11

79

76

155

WD

Matt Every

4

76

-

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