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Bubba Watson shoots 67 to maintain 2-stroke lead after 2nd round at Travelers Championship

  • Bubba Watson hits out of a sand trap on the 13th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Bubba Watson hits out of a sand trap on the 13th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bubba Watson watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Bubba Watson watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bubba Watson points to the gallery that his ball is going left after his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Bubba Watson points to the gallery that his ball is going left after his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship.

After opening with a 62 on Thursday, Watson had three birdies in a bogey-free morning round to enter weekend play at 11-under par. The two-time Masters champion us trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner at TPC River Highland since Peter Jacobsen in 2003.

Watson won the 2010 tournament for his first PGA Tour title.

Brian Harman birdied two of his final three holes during an afternoon round of 65 to join Brian Stuard and Carl Pettersson at 9 under.

Stuard, who followed an opening 64 with a 67, pulled within a shot of Watson after back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16. But he bogeyed the 17th after hitting his second shot over the green and missing an 8-foot par putt.

Pettersson had a 66.

Thirty-three players were within six shots of the lead.