Posted October 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Louis Oosthuizen shot a blistering 9-under 63 on Friday to set a new 36-hole World Golf Championship record and open up a commanding five-stroke lead after the second round of the HSBC Champions at Mission Hills. The 2010 British Open champion, the co-leader overnight, had eight birdies and an eagle to offset one bogey. He now sits at 16-under 128 overall; the best 36-hole round score in the history of the World Golf Championship, bettering the 15-under marks set by Tiger Woods at the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational and the 2006 Cadillac Championship. Reigning British Open champion Ernie Els jumped from 19th place after the opening round into a share of second with Australian Adam Scott. Els made seven birdies on the front nine to card a 29-the lowest nine-hole score of the day. He finished the round with a 63. Shane Lowry and Jason Dufner were in fourth place, six strokes behind the leader at 10 under. Phil Mickelson double-bogeyed his final hole to fall into a share of sixth wi...
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