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Zach Johnson leads Sony Open in Hawaii


HONOLULU -- Tadd Fujikawa delivered the best round of his life Saturday in the Sony Open, making birdies on half of his holes for an 8-under 62 that left him two shots out of the lead and gave golf its biggest buzz since the Ryder Cup.

Zach Johnson played bogey-free for a 66 and finished atop a leaderboard so crowded that a dozen players were separated by three shots, giving just about anyone a chance to win -- even an 18-year-old senior in high school.

"Two years ago, I just went out there to have fun," said Fujikawa, who tied for 20th as a 16-year-old amateur. "This year, I'm out there to win, and I know I can do it."

He made believers out of the hometown fans who stood four-deep around the greens to watch the 5-foot-1 teen put on a show, pouring in birdie putts, pumping his fist and saluting the crowd who gave him a standing ovation on the 18th green.

A victory would make him the youngest winner in PGA Tour history by nearly two years. Fujikawa turned 18 last week, and Johnny McDermott was 19 years and 10 months when he captured the U.S. Open in 1911.

Is it really possible?

"I think he's got a bright future," said David Toms, who eagled the last hole for a 65 to join the group one shot behind. "Obviously, a guy that can shoot 62 on this golf course on Saturday of a PGA Tour event has got a lot of talent."

Johnson was at 10-under 200, one shot ahead of Toms, Shigeki Maruyama (68), Brian Gay (68) and Nathan Green (69). Fujikawa, who on Friday made the cut on the PGA Tour for the first time as a pro, was tied for sixth, two shots behind.

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