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Garcia leads the way at Deutsche Bank Championship

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Sergio Garcia hit every green in regulation during his second round at TPC Boston © Getty Images
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Sergio Garcia raced to the top of the Deutsche Bank Championship leaderboard after carding a seven-under 64 in his second round at TPC Boston.

Garcia, who has endured recent poor form in the WGC at the Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship, is all but guaranteed a spot at the FedExCup play-offs but took no chances as he quickly raced five-under for the day through his opening seven holes.

Two further birdies followed at the 11th and 13th, but his round was marred by a double bogey six at the 14th. However, Garcia made the shots back at the last when he holed out for eagle to end an impressive second visit.

Roberto Castro moved within a shot of Garcia's lead, shooting a six-under 65 to move to 12-under overall and was soon joined by Henkrik Stenson, who equalled Brian Davis and Phil Mickelson's opening score of 63 with his bogey-free round.

Matt Kuchar remains in contention at ten-under, while US Open champion Justin Rose threw himself into contention with an eight-under round of 63. The Englishman sits four shots off the lead at nine-under, along with Harris English.

Mickelson enjoyed a solid start to his round, moving two-under through the turn before suffering an inconsistent back nine which included two bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies. The American finished with a 71, keeping him at eight-under par after two rounds.

Brendan de Jonge and Jason Day also moved to eight-under par for the tournament, along with Steve Stricker, Brian Gay and Ian Poulter.

Overnight leader Davis could only muster a one-over 72 in his second round, dropping back to seven-under where he is joined by world No. 1 Tiger Woods, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els.

Rory McIlroy struggled in his second round and finished with a double bogey at the last in his even-par round of 71. He sits precariously above the cut line at one-under, along with Luke Donald.

Elsewhere, Rickie Fowler missed the cut, Lee Westwood moves back to four-under after scoring a 72 and Graeme McDowell made sure of returning for two further rounds after his five-under 66.

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