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NeSmith, Green lead Rolex TOC after 2 rounds

Jaye Marie Green at No. 18 during the final round of The Sally at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Jaye Marie Green at No. 18 during the final round of The Sally at Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Matthew NeSmith separated himself from the field, shooting a second-round, 3-under 67 to take a one-shot lead at the Rolex Tournament of Champions Wednesday at the Capital City Club in Alpharetta, Ga.

NeSmith, who was part of a five-way tie for the lead after the first round, is at 5 under for the tournament. He began his round with birdies at Nos. 1 and 2, and birdied four of his first seven holes.

Vincent Marino is alone in second at 4 under while Lee McCoy is third at 3 under.

On the girls side, first-round leaders Karen Chung and Marijosse Navarro fell back in the second round, paving the way for Jaye Marie Green to assume the lead after a 2-under 68.

Green, who totaled four birdies on the day, is at 2 under for the tournament and is followed by Casey Danielson and Chung, who are T-2 at 1 under. Ariya Jutanugarn, Esther Lee and Yu Liu are T-3 at even par while Navarro is part of a three-way tie for seventh at 2 over.