Short Standing Tall in Louisiana

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Nationwide TourBROUSSARD, La. -- Wes Short fired a course-record-tying 61 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead during the second round of the Louisiana Open. Short, who stands at 17-under-par 127, is one shot clear of Steve Allan and first-round co-leader Ken Duke.
 
Play was suspended due to darkness with seven players remaining on the course. Those players will return to the course at 8:30 A.M. (ET) to complete their rounds. The third round will commence at 9:45 A.M. The cut line currently stands at minus-6 and 74 players would survive for the final two rounds.
 
Short's total of 17-under 127 ties the Nationwide Tour record for lowest score in relation to par on a par-72 course. This is the fifth time in Nationwide Tour history that a player has shot that mark. Jason Gore bettered the mark in 2002 when he was 17-under-par 125 at the Gila River Golf Classic on a par-71 course.
 
Short carded nine birdies and one eagle to tie the course record. Scores continued to go low as 128 of the 141 players stand at par or better near the end of the first two rounds.
 
Tom Carter is alone in fourth place at 15-under-par 129, with first-round co- leader Brett Wetterich one stroke further back at minus-14.
 
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