Snedeker leads Open Championship by one over Scott, four over Woods
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Snedeker leads Open Championship by one over Scott, four over Woods

No bogeys and no bunkers. That's a sound strategy to lead The Open Championship.

That is exactly what Brandt Snedeker has done to take a one-stroke advantage after Day 2 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. The Tennesseean shot a course record-tying 64 to reach 10-under total to lead over Adam Scott, who also shot 64 to open the championship.

The 130 leading total ties Nick Faldo's 1992 effort as the lowest 36-hole score in Open Championship history.

Snedeker has made 10 birdies and 26 pars through two rounds, which puts him in the final group of a major championship for the first time since the last two days of the 2008 Masters. The Australian Scott, meanwhile, is in a final group for the first time in his career.

Tiger Woods will be in a group ahead of them on Saturday, shooting a second consecutive 67 to reach 6 under par. He holed out a greenside bunker shot at the last hole for birdie and third place on his own.

Woods will be joined by Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, who also made 3 at the last to get into the penultimate group at 5-under 135.

Five players are tied for fifth at 4 under, including Graeme McDowell, Thomas Aiken, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar and Paul Lawrie.

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