Round two at Bay Hill Invitational finishes with Haas, Rose leading


ORLANDO – Justin Rose and Bill Haas lead Bay Hill after two rounds after both players separated themselves from the field on Friday, March 22 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Bill Haas had a sensational round on the day as he had a bogey-free round of 66, after yesterday Haas posted a 69. On the day Haas made 4 birdies and an eagle. Haas carded birdies on holes No. 2, No. 8, No. 12 and No. 13 and had an eagle on No. 16.

Bill Haas said, “ Yeah, obviously, I feel good about shooting two good scores at this place. I didn’t know the media tent where it was, I’ve never been here. Never had that much great success here, but I’ve always enjoyed coming. I had a nice week off last week, got some rest, got away from it and just felt pretty good coming in.”

Haas also wanted to absolve for the way he finished his opening round by bogeying No. 14, No. 17 and No, 18.

Bill Haas said, “ I think, then basically that was my goal today was to try to get those two back and go from there. So that was kind of my mindset today and then was able to keep going.”

Justin Rose had a 2-under 70 to follow his round of 65 yesterday. Rose made birdies on No. 2, No. 6, No. 12 and No. 16. Rose also had bogeys on No. 14 and No. 18. Rose made a bogey on No. 18 after their were afternoon rain storms, he missed the 25-foot birdie chance and then ran it 5 feet by the hole, missed the hole coming back up the hill.

Justin Rose said, “But that was the only thing that hampered the day, really, all in all, exciting day and I’m in a good position.”

John Huh had a 3-under 69 round to follow his round of 67 yesterday. Huh made 4 birdies on holes No. 5, No. 7, No. 16 and No. 18. He also carded one bogey on the day at hole No. 11.

John Huh said, “Of course. It’s been a while for me to be in contention, so I’d love to go out there and play tomorrow and Sunday as well.”

Tiger Woods started the afternoon round good has he birdied hole No. 1 to start the round and then eagled the par-5 No. 6 hole to start making up ground on Haas and Rose. On the back nine, Woods started off where he left off on the front nine by making birdies on holes No. 11 and No. 13 to close the gap to two, but then he bogied the last three holes No. 16, No. 17 and No.18. Woods was a little luck has Rose bogied No. 18 as well to put him four back instead of five.

“The good news is we’ve got 36 holes to go,” Woods said. “We’ve got a long way to go. And certainly four shots can be made up.”