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Ben Crane leads Byron Nelson; Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia are one shot back

Ben Crane leads Byron Nelson; Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia are one shot back

Ben Crane made a 14-foot birdie putt on his last hole Friday for a seven-under-par 63 and a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas.

At 12-under 128, Crane was one stroke ahead of Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Bud Cauley.

Spieth had a 65. He's playing only his second tournament since squandering a five-stroke lead on the back nine at the Masters. The world's No. 2-ranked player missed the cut last week at The Players Championship.

“It hasn't been that long,” said Spieth, speaking before Crane's afternoon round. “The Masters felt like it was quite a while ago and that's why it almost feels like, that's...

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