Stricker shoots a 63, builds 5-shot lead

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 07, 2012
Steve Stricker took a big step toward booking another trip to Maui with a 10-under 63 to build a five-shot lead Saturday through two rounds at the Tournament of Champions. Stricker played his final five holes in 5 under, including a 3-wood to 12 feet for eagle on the 15th hole that gave him some separation from Webb Simpson and the eagle-eagle finish by Kevin Na. Stricker was at 15-under 131 and will be paired Sunday with Simpson, who shot 68. Na was not even part of the picture until holing a 5-iron from 221 yards for eagle on the 17th, and then hitting 3-wood to 10 feet for eagle on the final hole. This is Stricker's fourth straight trip to Kapalua, the longest streak of anyone in the field.
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