Havret maintains Johnnie Walker lead

ASSOCIATED PRESS

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Gregory Havret shot a 2-under 71 Friday to hold a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Championship, while Colin Montgomerie had a 70 to boost his chance of a Ryder Cup selection.

Havret had a 7-under 139 total, while Robert Rock was second after a 70. Bradley Dredge (70) and Peter Whiteford (68) shared third, two strokes behind the leader.

Montgomerie, the veteran of eight Ryder Cup teams, needs a victory or close to it to persuade European captain Nick Faldo to make him one of the two wild-card picks on Sunday. The Europeans will defend their Ryder Cup title against the Americans next month at Valhalla near Louisville, Ky.

Montgomerie was tied for 13th, five strokes off the lead.

“I have to show form to have any chance,” he said. “If I win, I have a sporting chance but I don’t necessarily have to win.”

Darren Clarke, another Cup veteran seeking a wild card, struggled on the greens and shot a 73, missing three putts from within 2 feet in a round that included 34 putts.

Oliver Wilson (72) seemed to have sealed an automatic berth on the European team by just making the cut at 2 over. Wilson holds the 10th spot in the European Ryder Cup standings — with the top 10 making the team — and could only miss out if Ross Fisher finishes at least second or Nick Dougherty places in the top three in the tournament on Sunday.

After Friday’s round, they sit in 37th and 22nd place, respectively.

“I knew if I missed the cut, it was pretty much over,” Wilson said. “I’ve given myself a chance.”

Martin Kaymer, who is 11th in the cup standings, missed the cut by a stroke.

Justin Rose and Soren Hansen consolidated their eight and ninth places in the standings earlier in the day, meaning the list of 10 names who qualify automatically is all but set: Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Graeme McDowell, Rose, Hansen and, probably, Wilson.

Rose shot 71 and is tied with Montgomerie. Hansen also had a 71 but hurt his wrist playing a shot out of the rough at the 12th hole. He said he did not think the injury was serious.

Wilson said he was happy after battling back from 6 over with an eagle and two birdies over the last 10 holes.

“It was the biggest round of golf in my career,” he said.

Montgomerie birdied four of his first 12 holes after starting on the 10th and dropped his only shot at the eighth hole, where he three-putted.

Two other contenders for wild-card selection, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter, are playing in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston this weekend.

Scores with relation to par from the second round of the Johnnie WalkerChampionship, played Aug. 29 at the par-73, 7,374-yard Gleneagles inPerthshire, Scotland (Note: a-amateur):

  1. Gregory Havret 68-71--139

    -7 2. Robert Rock 70-70--140

    -6 3. Bradley Dredge 71-70--141

    -5 3. Peter Whiteford 73-68--141

    -5 5. Michael Campbell 73-69--142

    -4 5. Soren Hansen 71-71--142

    -4 5. David Howell 75-67--142

    -4 5. Gary Orr 70-72--142

    -4 9. Francois Delamontagne 75-68--143

    -3 9. Ricardo Gonzalez 76-67--143

    -3 9. Francesco Molinari 73-70--143

    -3 9. Graeme Storm 74-69--143

    -3 13. Paul Broadhurst 70-74--144

    -2 13. Rafa Echenique 76-68--144

    -2 13. David Lynn 73-71--144

    -2 13. Colin Montgomerie 74-70--144

    -2 13. Justin Rose 73-71--144

    -2 13. Marcel Siem 74-70--144

    -2 13. Anthony Wall 71-73--144

    -2 13. Paul Waring 73-71--144

    -2 13. Lee Westwood 72-72--144

    -2 13. Chris Wood 75-69--144

    -2 23. Peter Baker 75-70--145

    -1 23. Christian Cevaer 70-75--145

    -1 23. Darren Clarke 72-73--145

    -1 23. Nick Dougherty 73-72--145

    -1 23. Simon Dyson 73-72--145

    -1 23. Marcus Fraser 75-70--145

    -1 23. Ignacio Garrido 74-71--145

    -1 23. Anton Haig 75-70--145

    -1 23. Lee S. James 72-73--145

    -1 23. Jose Manuel Lara 75-70--145

    -1 23. Paul McGinley 76-69--145

    -1 23. Gareth Paddison 72-73--145

    -1 23. Martin Wiegele 71-74--145

    -1 36. Jamie Donaldson 75-71--146

    E 36. Johan Edfors 73-73--146

    E 36. Ross Fisher 72-74--146

    E 36. Peter Hanson 74-72--146

    E 36. Thongchai Jaidee 73-73--146

    E 36. Jonathan Lomas 72-74--146

    E 36. Louis Oosthuizen 75-71--146

    E 36. Patrik Sjoland 72-74--146

    E 36. Benoit Teilleria 71-75--146

    E 45. Benn Barham 77-70--147
    + 1 45. Emanuele Canonica 72-75--147
    + 1 45. Luis Claverie 75-72--147
    + 1 45. Stephen Gallacher 75-72--147
    + 1 45. Stephen Gray 75-72--147
    + 1 45. Peter O'Malley 78-69--147
    + 1 45. Alvaro Velasco 74-73--147
    + 1 52. Juan Abbate 72-76--148
    + 2 52. Robert Arnott 76-72--148
    + 2 52. Gregory Bourdy 71-77--148
    + 2 52. Mark Brown 78-70--148
    + 2 52. Robert Dinwiddie 82-66--148
    + 2 52. Pelle Edberg 73-75--148
    + 2 52. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 75-73--148
    + 2 52. Mark Foster 73-75--148
    + 2 52. Peter Fowler 75-73--148
    + 2 52. Michael Jonzon 78-70--148
    + 2 52. a-Steven Mcewan 78-70--148
    + 2 52. Paul Mckechnie 75-73--148
    + 2 52. Matthew Millar 74-74--148
    + 2 52. Gary Murphy 75-73--148
    + 2 52. Alvaro Quiros 74-74--148
    + 2 52. Lee Slattery 77-71--148
    + 2 52. Daniel Vancsik 77-71--148
    + 2 52. Sam Walker 76-72--148
    + 2 52. Oliver Wilson 76-72--148
    + 2 • • •



    Missed the cut



    71. Alejandro Canizares 75-74--149
    + 3 71. David Dixon 79-70--149
    + 3 71. Scott Drummond 75-74--149
    + 3 71. Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 77-72--149
    + 3 71. Philip Golding 76-73--149
    + 3 71. Raphael Jacquelin 73-76--149
    + 3 71. Martin Kaymer 76-73--149
    + 3 71. Soren Kjeldsen 76-73--149
    + 3 71. Paul Lawrie 76-73--149
    + 3 71. Peter Lawrie 75-74--149
    + 3 71. Jean-Francois Lucquin 78-71--149
    + 3 71. Carlos Rodiles 78-71--149
    + 3 71. Steve Webster 78-71--149
    + 3 84. Steve Alker 76-74--150
    + 4 84. Magnus A. Carlsson 75-75--150
    + 4 84. Martin Erlandsson 77-73--150
    + 4 84. Peter Hedblom 78-72--150
    + 4 84. Barry Lane 76-74--150
    + 4 84. Pablo Larrazabal 76-74--150
    + 4 84. Michael Lorenzo-Vera 79-71--150
    + 4 84. Stuart Manley 75-75--150
    + 4 84. Damien Mcgrane 78-72--150
    + 4 84. Rory McIlroy 76-74--150
    + 4 84. Sven Struver 80-70--150
    + 4 84. Miles Tunnicliff 81-69--150
    + 4 84. Mads Vibe-Hastrup 78-72--150
    + 4 84. Danny Willett 80-70--150
    + 4 98. Per-Ulrik Johansson 80-71--151
    + 5 98. Santiago Luna 75-76--151
    + 5 98. Graeme McDowell 78-73--151
    + 5 98. Chapchai Nirat 78-73--151
    + 5 98. Phillip Price 77-74--151
    + 5 98. Iain Pyman 76-75--151
    + 5 98. Fabrizio Zanotti 79-72--151
    + 5 105. Ariel Canete 73-79--152
    + 6 105. Darren Fichardt 76-76--152
    + 6 105. Alastair Forsyth 79-73--152
    + 6 105. Garry Houston 75-77--152
    + 6 105. Shiv Kapur 80-72--152
    + 6 105. Maarten Lafeber 76-76--152
    + 6 105. Thomas Levet 77-75--152
    + 6 105. Jose-Filipe Lima 71-81--152
    + 6 105. Andrew McLardy 82-70--152
    + 6 105. Edoardo Molinari 80-72--152
    + 6 105. Henrik Nyström 79-73--152
    + 6 105. Sam Osborne 74-78--152
    + 6 105. Lloyd Saltman 76-76--152
    + 6 105. Simon Wakefield 78-74--152
    + 6 119. Sion E. Bebb 74-79--153
    + 7 119. Greig Hutcheon 76-77--153
    + 7 119. Simon Khan 79-74--153
    + 7 119. Jan-Are Larsen 78-75--153
    + 7 119. Pablo Martin 77-76--153
    + 7 119. Bryan Saltus 79-74--153
    + 7 119. Marc Warren 73-80--153
    + 7 119. Julio Zapata 77-76--153
    + 7 127. David Griffiths 78-76--154
    + 8 127. Craig Lee 83-71--154
    + 8 127. Pedro Linhart 75-79--154
    + 8 127. Hennie Otto 78-76--154
    + 8 131. David Drysdale 77-78--155
    + 9 131. Oliver Fisher 76-79--155
    + 9 131. Jason Mccreadie 80-75--155
    + 9 131. David Orr 75-80--155
    + 9 131. Carl Suneson 80-75--155
    + 9 136. Thomas Aiken 80-76--156
    + 10 136. Fredrik Andersson Hed 81-75--156
    + 10 136. Phillip Archer 78-78--156
    + 10 136. Sam Cairns 79-77--156
    + 10 136. Sam Little 76-80--156
    + 10 136. Joost Luiten 79-77--156
    + 10 136. Kyron Sullivan 80-76--156
    + 10 143. Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 80-77--157
    + 11 144. Joakim Bäckström 79-80--159
    + 13 144. Mikko Ilonen 83-76--159
    + 13 144. Mark Loftus 77-82--159
    + 13 144. Mikael Lundberg 81-78--159
    + 13 148. Mardan Mamat 82-78--160
    + 14 148. Florian Praegant 79-81--160
    + 14 150. Richard Finch 83-78--161
    + 15 151. Paolo Terreni 82-82--164
    + 18 152. James Kamte 83-82--165
    + 19 152. a-Keir Mcnicoll 82-83--165
    + 19
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