Masterful Love Leads at Doral

Associated Press

Despite some unhappy adventures on the back nine, Davis Love III took over sole control of the lead Friday at the halfway point of the Doral-Ryder Open.

And Love promises to improve on his 10-under-par 134 total during the next two rounds over Doral's Blue Monster course. "I feel like I haven't scored well over the last two days," he said after a second-round 69.

Love needs a victory in the next five weeks to achieve his announced goal of making it into the Masters.

Left-hander Russ Cochran snapped out of an 18-month slump with an eight-under-par 64 that lifted him into second place at 135.

Greg Norman had another 68 and led a group at 136 that included Jeff Sluman, Justin Leonard, former Doral winner Bill Glasson and Joe Ozaki of Japan.

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