Saturday, February 2, 2008

FBR Open Round 1 Wrap

Darkness forced an early finish to the second round of the USPGA Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.

JB Holmes and Doug LaBelle II shared the clubhouse lead, both ending their rounds tied on nine under par 133.

Colombia's Camilio Villegas, whose first round was affected by a frost delay on Thursday and finished it early on Friday before beginning his second round, was also at nine-under par.

He shot a first round 66 and was four-under through 12 holes on his second, which he will have to complete on Saturday along with a number of other players.

Pat Perez and O'Hern shot 65s and were one behind the leaders at eight under. Charles Howell III, Appleby, Briny Baird and Allenby were seven under.

Holmes, whose only PGA Tour title came here in 2006, fired a six under-par 65 while LaBelle, who had to qualify for the tournament, was one shot better in front of a large crowd.

"The greens are pretty good and soft and the winds not so strong. It is there for the taking if you can do it on the fairway," said LaBelle, who looked to overcome his recent swing trouble.

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