Sergio Garcia takes second-round lead at Houston Open

Sydney, Apr 5: Spanish golf ace Sergio Garcia has taken a big second round lead at the 6.4 million-dollar Houston Open on Friday, boosting his form for the upcoming Masters.

The Spaniard recorded a 12-under 132 halfway total by reeling off an eagle and five birdies for a seven-under-par 65 in breezy morning conditions at the Golf Club of Houston.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Garcia, who is four strokes ahead of Australian Matt Jones and Americans Cameron Tringale and Shawn Stefani with half the field back in the clubhouse, said that he is happy with his game as he believes his short game worked nicely and his iron play was good.

Garcia rose to fame nearly 15 years ago as a teenager in an enthralling battle with reigning champion Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah outside Chicago, where he finished runner-up to Woods, the report added. (ANI)