SAN FRANCISCO Not even Tiger Woods is immune from losing the U.S. Open lead. Nor is a teenager incapable of holding it.
Amateur Beau Hossler who just completed his year in high school used two birdies around the Olympic Clubs turn to reach 2-under par and stand alone atop an anything-goes leaderboard.
The 17-year-old Californian broke a tie with former Open champion Jim Furyk, who fired a 1-under-par 69 during the morning rounds. Australias Alistair Presnell was two shots back at even-par, opening his second round with four pars.
Woods, who led briefly after a birdie at No.3, fell three shots back after a run of three bogeys midway through the front nine. Also there was Michael Thompson, Thursdays leader after an opening 66 but with two double bogeys on todays card.
You have to realize at the U.S. Open that par is a really good score and youre going to make some bogeys, said Furyk, whose Open crown came in 2003 at Olympia Fields outside Chicago. Mentally you have to be in a g...