Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose share lead in Thailand

The Associated PressDecember 13, 2013
Sergio Garcia wins Thailand Championship
Spain's Sergio Garcia tees off the 2nd hole during the third round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) -- Propelled by a hole in one, Sergio Garcia carded a 7-under 65 Friday to share the lead with Justin Rose halfway through the Thailand Championship.

Garcia, who finished fourth last year, had a bogey-free round which included an ace on the 236-yard eighth hole.

Rose, the U.S. Open champion, followed a birdie on the second hole with a bogey on the third, and came back to sink two birdies and then eagle the 11th for a 68 at Amata Spring Country Club.

Their two-round tally was at 11-under 133, two strokes ahead of Anirban Lahiri (64), Alexander Levy (65) and Alex Cejka (71).

Rickie Fowler was another shot behind at 8 under, and Henrik Stenson is in a group of four at 7 under.