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Furyk, Quigley, Perry share lead at Buick Open

Jim Furyk, Trees, Second Round, Buick Open
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Jim Furyk found tree trouble on 16, but was able to save par.

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Perry was due for a good day.

Following two chaotic days, Perry shot a 9-under 63 Friday to share the second-round lead at the Buick Open with Jim Furyk and Brett Quigley.

Perry's wife went to the hospital Wednesday because of food poisoning and on Thursday, he plunked two fans — shattering a woman's nose and hitting a man's shoulder.

"At first I told Sandy, `Let's just go home, it ain't worth it,' with her feeling the way she was feeling and with the way yesterday went," Perry said Friday. "I felt like everybody was staying away from me. Then to have this happen, you never know.

"It may be my week. It may be destiny."

The 2001 Buick Open champion birdied five of his first seven holes, one-putted his first eight and was 10 under through 17 holes. He pulled his final tee shot, forcing him to chip onto the fairway and missed a 17-foot par putt to fall into a tie with Furyk and Quigley.

Perry matched his low round of the season.

"I had no expectations," he said. "That's probably why I played so well."

Quigley was playing well, four under through 10 holes, before his mind drifted to an easy stretch of Warwick Hills.

A couple holes later, a huge oak tree taught him a lesson.

Quigley scrambled to save par at No. 13 — the second-easiest hole — and that contributed to him losing the lead and finishing in a three-way tie.

"I tried to force the issue," Quigley acknowledged. "I knew if I could make four or five birdies, I might have a pretty good lead. As a result, I started thinking about results instead of staying in my process and got ahead of myself and came back to the field."

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