Scott Piercy is discovering that not everything you dislike is bad for you.
After two rounds in the Canadian Open, Piercy had a share of the lead with William McGirt -- and had seen just about enough of Hamilton Golf & Country Club at Ancaster, Ontario.
"This course takes the juices out of it for me," Piercy said Friday after following his opening 8-under 62 with a 67 to match the tournament 36-hole scoring record at 11-under 129.
McGirt had a 66 in the second round on the Harry S. Colt-designed course.
Robert Garrigus was two shots back after a 66, and Bo Van Pelt was 9 under after a 66. Tim Clark (62), Vijay Singh (67) and Josh Teater (65) were 8 under.
British Open champion Ernie Els missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 70.
"It's unfortunate I didn't have my game with me," Els said. "There's always next time."
Five of the 23 Canadian players survived the cut, led by David Hearn. He was seven shots back after his second straight 68.
Rain left the greens soft and receptive, and gave players the opportunity to lift, clean and place their balls in the fairway for both rounds. With more rain expected early Saturday, a compressed third round will be played with threesomes going off both tees at the tight, tree-lined layout.
Senior British Open: Gary Hallberg made eight birdies in a 7-under 63 during the windy second round at Turnberry (Scotland), taking a three-shot lead on
Langer had a 73 after his opening 64, logging a triple-bogey 7 on the 13th hole.
"Gary's 63 is the round of the year. Shooting 7 under today is like 10 or 11 under on a decent day," Langer said.
Like Langer, Lehman played when the wind was at its strongest, with gusts up to 25 mph. He managed one birdie at the 17th and dropped shots on the 11th and 14th to finish with a 71.
"When I saw Gary's score going on the board I thought, 'Wow! Did he play the par-3 course across the road?' " Lehman said.
Hallberg dropped his only shot of the day at the second hole.
"It was one of the greatest days I've had in many years, it was just a pleasure," Hallberg said. "I played aggressively and had some great putts go in."
Fred Couples shot a 68, one of only two under-par rounds. He's six strokes back, along with Michael Allen (74) and Mark McNulty (75).
Tom Watson followed his 69 with a 75 on Friday, 10 strokes behind the leader. Greg Norman (77-149) missed the cut.
LPGA Tour: Stacy Lewis shot a 3-under 69 to keep the lead after the second round of the Evian Masters, a stroke ahead of South Korea's Ilhee Lee at Evian-Les-Baines, France.
Lewis finished at 12 under, a day after shooting a 9-under 63.
Lee had four straight birdies on the back nine to finish with a 67. Pleasanton native Paula Creamer (67), the 2005 Evian champion, and Inbee Park (64) were three shots behind Lewis. Creamer had five birdies in her round.
"I only missed two greens today, which is a lot better than yesterday," she said. "One of my strengths in my game is irons and just giving myself opportunities, and today I kind of took advantage of that and made some good putts."
Cheyenne Woods made her first professional cut in her third LPGA tournament. The 23-year-old niece of Tiger Woods shot a 69 to tie for 18th, eight shots back.
Struggling Michelle Wie (72-145) also made the cut.
European Tour: Thorbjorn Olesen shot a 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead over Rikard Karlberg (66) at the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg. Olesen, the Sicilian Open winner in April, was 16 under for three rounds at Diamond Country Club.