Matt Every shot an eight-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Every is at nine under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill Lunde (66), Daniel Summerhays (67), Steven Bowditch (67) and first-round co-leader Johnson Wagner (70).
Four others are two shots behind at seven under. Ben Curtis and Greg Owen each shot 66, Jonas Blixt had a 67 and first-round co-leader Tommy Gainey a 71.
Phil Mickelson shot a 68 and finished the first two rounds at two over to miss the cut, which was at one under.
It marked the first time in his career that Mickelson missed three consecutive cuts at one tournament. Mickelson blamed his lackluster showings at the Greenbrier Classic on estimating distances with his iron shots. "They end up not just a yard or two off from where I figure, but they're 10 or 12 yards off from where I figure," he said.
Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay shot a three-under 68 to lead by one stroke after the second round of the French Open at Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines.
Zanotti made four birdies and a bogey for a six-under total of 136. Ranked 391st in the world, the Paraguayan has three runner-up finishes in his career and finished 40th at last year's French Open.
Richard Sterne (69) of South Africa and Danish golfers Thomas Bjorn (69) and Soren Kjeldsen (68) were a shot back in a tie for second.
Matt Kenseth pulled away from traffic on the final restart of Friday night's Nationwide Series race, cruising to a comfortable win at Florida's Daytona International Speedway.
The race was on pace to be one of the fastest in Daytona history until a late accident brought out a red-flag stoppage that lasted nearly 10 minutes.
There were only two laps remaining when the race resumed and Kenseth paired up with defending Truck Series champion James Buescher on the restart. The two easily broke away from the pack, leaving everyone else racing for third place.
Kenseth and Buescher weren't challenged to the finish, with Kenseth taking the win and Buescher finishing second.
Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.
Paul Menard was sixth in a Chevrolet, and MWR co-owner Michael Waltrip was seventh in another Toyota. Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson was eighth, followed by Greg Biffle in the highest-qualifying Ford.