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Marco Garcia, Associated Press
Sean O'Hair, left, and Steve Stricker walk near the ocean on the 17th fairway during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Honolulu.

HONOLULU — Matt Every is finally making news for his golf.

With birdies on his last three holes Friday, Every had a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead in the Sony Open among the early starters in the second round. David Hearn kept a Canadian presence on the leaderboard with a 66 and was one shot back.

Every made headlines in the summer of 2010 when he was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in a hotel room during the John Deere Classic. He denied possessing marijuana, though he was suspended for three months.

Every was at 10-under 130 as the late starters played in increasing wind at Waialae Country Club.

Brendon de Jonge had a 62 and joined the group at 7-under 133. Steve Stricker was five shots back.