Scott Piercy is discovering that not everything you dislike is bad for you.
After two rounds of the Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario, Piercy had a share of the lead with William McGirt — and had seen just about enough of Hamilton Golf and Country Club.
‘‘This golf course takes the juices out of it for me,’’ Piercy said Friday after following his opening 8-under-par 62 with a 67 to match the tournament 36-hole scoring record at 11-under 129.
McGirt had a 67 in the second round.
Robert Garrigus was two strokes back after a 66, and Bo Van Pelt (66) was 9 under. Tim Clark (62), Vijay Singh (67), and Josh Teater (65) were 8 under. Bud Cauley had a 63 to join Troy Matteson (68) and Camilo Villegas (64) at 7 under.
British Open champion Ernie Els missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 70. Jim Furyk, the winner in 2006 at Hamilton and 2007 at Angus Glen, also missed the cut. He shot 70-70 to fall a stroke short of advancing.
The tight, tree-lined layout demands precision and often forces players to play it safe.
‘‘This golf is boring golf for me,’’ said Piercy, the Reno-Tahoe Open winner last year for his lone PGA Tour title.
‘‘I'm not going for it. I'm not trying to put my foot on the accelerator. I'm kind of touch and go.’’
Van Pelt sent up a roar when he holed out from 143 yards for eagle on No. 9 — his last hole of the day. Clark reeled off six birdies and added a holed-out eagle of his own to match the course record with the 62.
Champions — Gary Hallberg made eight birdies in a 7-under 63 during the windy second round of the Senior British Open, taking a three-stroke lead on Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman at Turnberry, Scotland.
Langer had a 73 after his opening 64, logging a triple-bogey 7 on the 13th hole.
Like Langer, Lehman played when the wind was at its strongest, with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. He managed one birdie at the 17th and dropped shots on the 11th and 14th to finish with a 71.
Fred Couples shot a 68, one of only two under-par rounds. He had birdies at the fifth and seventh, dropped a stroke at the 15th, birdied 16 and 17 before dropping another stroke at the last hole.
LPGA — Stacy Lewis shot a 3-under 69 to keep the lead after the second round of the Evian Masters at Evian-Les-Bains, France, one stroke ahead of Ilhee Lee.
Lewis finished at 12 under, a day after shooting 63 in an opening round that included nine birdies.
Lee had four straight birdies on the back nine to finish with a 67. American Paula Creamer (67), the 2005 Evian champion, and former US Women’s Open champion Inbee Park (64) were three shots behind Lewis.
Natalie Gulbis had a 69 to trail by six shots, while Karrie Webb (69) and Se Ri Pak (69) were another stroke back. Cheyenne Woods (69), Cristie Kerr (69), Brittany Lang (69), and Suzann Pettersen (71) trail by eight shots.
European — Thorbjorn Olesen shot a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke lead over Rikard Karlberg after the third round of the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg.
Olesen made four birdies and was 16 under overall. Karlberg improved to 13 under with a 66.
Ouimet Memorial — Jack Whelan shot a final round 1-under 71 at Woodland GC for a 5-under 211 total, edging Colin Brennan by one shot to capture the 45th edition of the tournament.
Whelan, a 19-year-old St. Lawrence University sophomore out of Myopia Hunt Club, had to make par on the 18th hole after Brennan sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the hole. Jamison Randall had a 71 to finish third at 213.