OAKVILLE, Ontario Chez Reavie finished the rain-delayed first round of the Canadian Open with a 6-under 65 on Friday and had a 64 in the second to take a two-stroke lead over Eric Axley.
At 13-under 129 the 26-year-old PGA Tour rookie matched the tournament record for the first 36 holes set by Scott Dunlap in 1996 when Glen Abbey played to a par of 72. The 129 total also matches the best on the PGA Tour this year.
Axley, one of 63 players unable to finish the round, was 11 under with a hole left when play was suspended because of darkness.
Nicholas Thompson was 9 under with a hole remaining. Billy Mayfair (68-66) and Steve Marino (67-67) were in the clubhouse at 8 under, and Briny Baird and Brian Davis also were five strokes back. Baird had five holes to go, and Davis had one left.
Draper's Mike Weir, part of a tournament-record, seven-man tie for the first-round lead after a bogey-free 65 Thursday, was even par in the second round with two holes to play, leaving the Canadian star seven strokes back at 6 under.
Reavie eagled the par-5 13th in the second round to reach 12 under, holing a 78-yard shot over the water guarding the front of the green.
Because of the wet conditions, players were allowed to use preferred lies in the fairways, giving the accurate Reavie a big advantage. In the two rounds, he hit 24 of 28 fairways, 27 of 36 greens in regulation and needed only 50 putts.
Two-time defending champion Jim Furyk, grouped with Mayfair and Sean O'Hair, was 4 under after a 27-hole day on the course saturated by 8 inches of rain in a week. He finished off a first-round 70 and added a bogey-free 68 in the second.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Troon, Scotland, American Bruce Vaughan shot par 71, taking a one-shot lead after the second round of the Senior British Open before heading for therapy on his troublesome left knee.
Vaughan, who has undergone three partial knee replacements over the past two years, totaled 3-under 139. John Cook (71) is one stroke back.
Vaughan had two bogeys, which he followed with birdies. The former firefighter, who took up golf at 20, is aiming for his first major win on the senior tour.
Tom Watson (71), Bernhard Langer (71) and Eduardo Romero (73) were another stroke back under windy conditions at Royal Troon links. Greg Norman shot a 72, including an eagle at the 16th, to finish eight strokes off the leader.
On Sunday, Norman led the British Open with nine holes to go before finishing tied for third behind Padraig Harrington.
Langer, a two-time winner in his first season on the senior tour, made a 30-foot birdie putt at the ninth and pitched within 2 feet for another birdie at the 15th.
LPGA TOUR: At Evian-Les-Bains, France, Helen Alfredsson shot a course-record 9-under 63 to pull within a shot of leader Angela Park after the second round of the Evian Masters. Park shot a 68 in her second straight bogey-free round, giving her a 10-under total of 134. The 43-year-old Alfredsson made four birdies on the front nine and five on the back at the Evian Royal Resort to beat the old course mark of 64 held by six players.
Five players are another shot back at 8 under 2003 champion Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr of the United States, South Korean duo Kim In-kyung and Meena Lee, and Candie Kung of Taiwan.
Overnight leader Lorena Ochoa was at 6 under after shooting a 1-over 73 following her 65 on Thursday.
Alfredsson, tied for 41st place overnight following a 72 on Thursday, moved to 8 under at the par-5 15th, but then missed birdie putts on the next two holes.
U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR: At Shoal Creek, Ala., another of Tiger Woods' many records is safe for at least another year. Evan Beck, of Virginia Beach, Va., beat Jordan Speith, of Dallas, 1 up in one of the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur on Friday, keeping the 14-year-old Spieth of Dallas from the chance to surpass Woods as the youngest champion. Woods was 15 when he won the first of his three consecutive junior titles in 1991. Beck will face fellow 17-year-old Cameron Peck, of Olympia, Wash., in today's 36-hole final at the 7,251-yard, par-72 Shoal Creek golf course.
WIE IGNORES CRITICS: At Reno, Nev., Michelle Wie is set to play against the men on the PGA Tour again, and doesn't care that some people think it's a bad idea.
Wie will compete for the eighth time on the PGA Tour in next week's Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.
She was asked during a news conference Friday about PGA Tour journeyman Jay Williamson saying to the Golf Channel that "it was a joke" when he heard Wie would play in the tournament.
"I don't know who he is. I don't even read that stuff," Wie said at Montreux Golf & Country Club, where the tournament starts Thursday. "I wish I had no critics, but I'm realistic. People will write negative things about me. The only thing I can control is myself. A good score will resolve everything," she said.
Wie, who is 18 and attends Stanford part time, said she was upset over her disqualification on the LPGA Tour last weekend, but encouraged by her play.
"I went from a pretty high to a pretty low in two seconds," Wie said. "It was a lesson learned. At least I learned it at 18 instead of later. I'm sure other players have had learning experiences like this.