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PGA Tour: Ben Martin extends lead to three strokes at Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Ben Martin shot a five-under 67 in the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to extend his lead to three strokes at 15-under total.

Martin was a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2011, but lost his card after missing 13 cuts in 25 events.  In his second go on the Tour, Martin has only made six cuts in 15 events.  However, he has two third place finishes including a T3 at the RBC Heritage last week.  Martin’s game is trending in the right direction, and he is 36 holes away from his first victory.

Andrew Svoboda is in second place at 12-under total.  Svoboda won twice on the Tour in 2013, and has two top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour this season.  Svoboda is looking for his first win on Tour as well.

Seung-Yul Noh and Robert Streb are tied for third at 11-under total.  Noh shot a second round 68 and Streb shot a cool 66.

Erik Compton and Peter Hanson are tied for fifth at 10-under.  Compton fired a 68 and Hanson shot a respectable 69.

Keegan Bradley is officially in contention after a second round 66.  He is tied for seventh at nine-under.

84 players made the cut at two-under.


Tags: 2014 Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Andrew Svoboda Ben Martin Erik Compton Keegan Bradley New Orleans Peter Hanson PGA Tour Robert Streb Seung-Yul Noh

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