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Garcia pulls into three-way tie at Taiheiyo Masters

GOTEMBA, Japan -- Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday
to move into a three-way tie for the lead at the Taiheiyo Masters.

Garcia carded four birdies before the turn at the Gotemba
Course, before adding two more against a lone bogey on No. 17 to
move into a tie for first at 9-under 135. Japanese players
Katsumasa Miyamoto and Daisuke Maruyama, who both fired second
round 64s, were also at 9 under.

Garcia's Ryder Cup teammate Darren Clarke, who has won the title
the last two years, shot a 3-under 69 and is tied for 34th place at
even-par 144.

Clarke, who had a 75 in the opening round, had three bogeys over
the first nine holes but picked up his game after the turn, carding
five birdies and an eagle on the par-5 18th hole after a bogey on
17.