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Woods, Quigley sit atop Buick

By TIMES WIRES
Published August 5, 2006


GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Tiger Woods birdied three consecutive holes Friday to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Buick Open. Then Brett Quigley birdied No. 18 just after the horn sounded to tie him.

Woods, 13-under, was 7 under through 15 before play was stopped because of darkness. He will finish his round this morning then start his third in the afternoon.

Quigley saved himself an early wakeup call by finishing his last hole for 6-under 66 and will have an afternoon tee time with the leaders.

"We were running to finish," Quigley said. "We knew it would be three more hours of sleep, and we were pushing the group ahead of us from the 14th on."

Jeff Sluman (67) and Bo Van Pelt (66) were two back. Vijay Singh, first-round leader Mike Weir and Jim Furyk (68) were three back. Singh had five holes left and Weir three.

Woods, in his first event since winning the British Open, had four birdies on the front nine and moved into the lead with birdies at Nos. 12-14 before parring the 15th.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Lakeland's Andy Bean birdied three of his final four holes for 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn. He had six birdies and a bogey. Bean, a former UF standout, is winless in four seasons on the tour. Loren Roberts, the tour money leader after winning last week's Senior British Open, was a stroke back with defending champ Tom Purtzer, J.C. Snead, Curtis Strange and Keith Fergus.

EUROPEAN PGA: Mark Roe shot 7-under 65 to share the lead with Nicolas Colsaerts after the second round of the Scandinavian Masters in Loddekopinge, Sweden. Roe sits 144th on the money list and is in danger of losing his card after 21 years on the tour.

Colsaerts, who shared the first-round lead, shot his second 67. The other first-round leaders, Marc Warren (69) and Benn Barham (73), are two and six back, respectively.