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The Players Championship 2012 Leaderboard: Martin Laird Tied For 5th After 2nd Round

After a sharp opening-round 65 in the TPC at Sawgrass on Thursday, Colorado State alum Martin Laird struggled during round two -- more specifically, he struggled on the back nine of Friday's round. After a two-under front nine performance, Laird held sole possession of first place. But he had a rough finish, going bogie, double bogie, bogie on 16, 17 and 18, respectively. He ended the day at -6 in a five-way tie for fifth place. But he is just two strokes off the lead.

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Here is a look at the leaderboard:

T1. Zach Johnson -8
T1. Kevin Na -8
T1. Matt Kuchar -8
4. Harris English -7
T5. Martin Laird -6
T5. Adam Scott -6
T5. Jonathan Byrd -6
T5. Brian Davis -6
T5. Charlie Wi -6
T10. Kevin Stadler -5
T10. Bill Haas -5
T10. Ben Curtis -5
T10. Blake Adams -5
T10. Michael Thompson -5

Elsewhere in the field, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are both two-under; both players made the cut, which was set at even par. Rory McIlroy (+4) is among the notables who did not make it to the weekend.

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