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Duo shares Greenbrier lead, Woods in contention

AFP logoAFP 04-07-2015
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 03: Tiger Woods tees off on the 11th hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 3, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP © Provided by AFP WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 03: Tiger Woods tees off on the 11th hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 3, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Darren Carroll/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods made it safely to the weekend at the Greenbrier Classic, where Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas fired a five-under-par 65 to join Scott Langley atop the leaderboard on Friday.

Vegas had five birdies with no bogeys for a nine-under-par halfway total of 131. Langley, the overnight leader after a first-round 62, carded a one-under 69 to maintain a share of the lead.

They were being chased by a tightly bunched field, with a group of seven players just one stroke back.

Former world number one Woods, coming off a dismal US Open showing at Chambers Bay, avoided missing back-to-back cuts for the first time in his pro career, firing a roller-coaster one-under 69 to head a group on 135 that also included two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson (68).

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