Friday, October 17, 2008

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Wallace Booth shot a 6-under 67 on Friday, lifting Scotland into a tie for the lead with the United States after two rounds at the World Amateur Team Championship.

Booth had seven birdies on the par-73 Royal Adelaide course, helping Scotland move to 17 under and erase a two-stroke lead held by the Americans after the opening round.

Callum Macaulay had 3-under 70 to push Scotland to 9 under for the day. The two best scores from each three-member team are counted toward the team score.

Rickie Fowler had another round at 5 under, this time at the par-72 The Grange course, and Jamie Lovemark and Billy Horschel shot 2-under 70s for the Americans.

Fowler took the individual lead among the 195 players from 65 nations competing for the Eisenhower Trophy. He's at 10-under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Booth and Macaulay and three shots clear of Lovemark.

``I'm happy with how I'm playing and I'm happy with how my teammates are playing,'' Fowler said. ``If I play my best and win the individual, it's going to help my team that much more.''

New Zealand moved into third at 9 under, led by rounds of 5-under 67 from Jared Pender and 1-under 71 from Danny Lee, the world's No. 1-ranked amateur.

Sweden is fourth at 8 under for the tournament, and Wales another shot back in fifth.

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