Ile Bizard, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jim Furyk fired a 7-under 63 on Friday and he joined Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the Canadian Open.
Petrovic, who shared the first-round lead with Michael Putnam, carded a 4- under 66 in round two. The pair ended 36 holes at 10-under-par 130.
Furyk, the 2006 and 2007 winner, is winless since the 2010 season, while Petrovic's lone tour win was at the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Graham DeLaet, who played alongside Furyk, also fired a 63 and that helped the Canadian jump into a share of third place at minus-8. He was joined there by Kyle Stanley, who shot 67 in round two at Royal Montreal Golf Club.
Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell (65) stands alongside Justin Hicks (67), Andrew Svoboda (66) and Scott Brown (66) in fifth place at 7-under 133.
Matt Kuchar (65), who played with Furyk and DeLaet, headlines a group of eight players tied at minus-6. He was joined there by Greg Chalmers (68), Putnam (70), Tim Clark (67), Nick Watney (68), Danny Lee (65), Jamie Lovemark (65) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (67).
Furyk started the second round with a par on the 10th, his first. He poured in a 50-foot birdie effort on the par-4 11th and followed with a 10-foot birdie effort on No. 12.
"That was probably my worst iron shot of the day," Furyk said of his second to the 11th. "It was an extra bonus to get '3' there."
The Well Fargo and Players Championship runner-up birdied the 13th as well. Furyk then made a 12-footer for birdie on the 14th to make it four in a row. He parred the final four holes of his first nine, then moved to minus-8 with a 20-foot birdie try on No. 1.
Furyk parred four straight holes, then dropped in a birdie putt on the sixth. He moved to 10-under with an 11-foot birdie putt on the eighth before closing with a par.
"I did miss a couple of putts out there, but you can't make them all. I made a bunch more putts today, and that was the difference in 67 yesterday and 63 today," Furyk said. "I got the putter working early and gave myself a lot of opportunities on the second side."
Petrovic also played the back nine first in round two. He 2-putted for birdie on the par-5 12th and holed a birdie attempt from off the green at the 15th.
The 47-year-old stumbled to a bogey on the 18th to make the turn at 7-under. He stuffed his approach to four feet at the first and knocked that in for birdie.
Petrovic rolled in an 18-footer for birdie on the third and joined Furyk in the lead when he drained a 13-foot birdie chance at the sixth. Petrovic closed with three pars to share the second-round lead.
"I tried to not to do too much. I just tried to put the ball in play and get the ball on the green. It's sounds simple, but that was my gameplan. I knew that it was breezy and a little cooler, I knew it was going to be playing a little tougher," said Petrovic. "I had a couple good up and downs to keep the momentum going. I made one bogey, but things are going to happen."
NOTES: Furyk has missed just three greens in regulation through two rounds ... This is the second time this season Furyk has had a piece of the 36-hole lead, while Petrovic has a share of the 36-hole lead for the second time in his career ... Petrovic has scrambled to par 12 of the 13 holes in which he missed the green ... Defending champion Brandt Snedeker shot 69 for the second day in a row and is tied for 37th at minus-2 ... The cut line fell at even-par 140 with 73 players moving on to the weekend ... Among those missing the cut were Chad Campbell, Aaron Baddeley, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan and Luke Donald.