23 Aug 2008

Stricker takes control of Barclays Classic

2:40 pm on 23 August 2008

Defending champion Steve Stricker has made a spectacular eagle three on his way to a seven-under-par 64 to seize a three-shot lead after the second round in the first event of the US PGA golf tour's FedExCup playoffs.

Stricker also registered five birdies for a 10-under total at the Barclays Classic in New Jersey.

Fellow American Hunter Mahan followed his opening 62 with a 73 to take second place on seven-under.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington, coming off back-to-back major wins in the British Open and U.S. PGA Championship,missed the cut by two strokes.

Manawatu's Tim Wilkinson missed the cut by nine shots.