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3-way tie for lead on tough Copperhead course

Rose, Manassero, Perez tied for clubhouse lead on another tough day of scoring

Ken Duke crouches down as he thinks about his shot from the trees on the 16th fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournam...
Justin Rose, of England, tosses his club after missing a putt on the seventh green during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament...
Justin Rose, of England, takes a divot as he hits from the seventh fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Inni...
Pat Perez follows the flight of his shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Friday,...
Pat Perez watches his putt roll past the hole on the seventh green during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook F...
Matteo Manassero, of Italy, hits from the seventh fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Friday, Ma...

Valspar Championship Golf

Ken Duke crouches down as he thinks about his shot from the trees on the 16th fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournam...

Valspar Championship Golf

Justin Rose, of England, tosses his club after missing a putt on the seventh green during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament...

Valspar Championship Golf

Justin Rose, of England, takes a divot as he hits from the seventh fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Inni...

Valspar Championship Golf

Pat Perez follows the flight of his shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Friday,...

Valspar Championship Golf

Pat Perez watches his putt roll past the hole on the seventh green during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook F...

Valspar Championship Golf

Matteo Manassero, of Italy, hits from the seventh fairway during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Friday, Ma...

PALM HARBOR, Florida (AP) -- Justin Rose had a 3-under 68 and was tied for the lead among the early starters Friday in the Valspar Championship.

Even without as much wind, the Copperhead course at Innisbrook showed plenty of bite. Rose had the lowest score of the morning group and finished one 3-under 139 to share the lead with Pat Perez and Matteo Manassero of Italy.

Perez was the first player to reach 5-under-par for the tournament until he missed two drives well to the left. One was in the trees at No. 6. The other went out of bounds on No. 7. Both led to double bogeys. But he picked up two more birdies and finished with a 71.

Manassero hit into the water on the 13th for double bogey, but he still managed a 70.


Updated : 2020-11-30 04:14 GMT+08:00