Three tied as scores went low in the desert

Rumblings began to make their way through the galleries at the Humana Challenge in La Qunita, California when they looked at the score boards around the Palmer Private course and noticed Mark Wilson's score.

Through his first 11 holes, he was at eight-under par. Talks of 59 started to fill the conversations.

"I don't know why the conversation went there. But I thought about it," said Wilson after his round.

He didnt't card a 59, though Wilson did card his lowest career round on the PGA Tour, 62. Ending the day tied atop the leader board at 16-under with Ben Crane and David Toms.

Crane, who started his round of going the wrong direction, with a birdie on No. 10, his first. Proceeded to go eagle, birdie on his next two holes to make up for that slip at the start of his round.

He would go on to card eight more birdies, to just one more bogey to finish his round at nine-under and move to a share of the lead as well at 16-under.

The low numbers are no surprise to the players or the fans at the Humana Challenge. The event features two of the three easiest courses on the PGA Tour.

"This is a great place for players to start their year, because it's like playing indoors." Crane said of the conditions in La Quinta this week.

Toms on the other hand didn't post the gaudy low numbers as his co-leaders did in round two. He managed to only post a seven-under, 65.

Most week's on the PGA Tour, a 65 would be something to talk about -- Not this week as low numbers are posting from all three courses.

Toms began his day on the back-nine of the Nicklaus course, coming out firing with a birdie on No. 10. Though he bogeyed his next hole before carding two more birdies to go out in 34.

His back nine was much better, ending his round with a flurry on No.'s 16, 17 and 18.

Toms closed with birdie, eagle, birdie to post his seven-under, 65.

Friday's usually mean cut day on the PGA Tour. However, though the event has been shortened to 72 holes, they will still employee the 54 hole cut line from past years.

Toms, Crane and Wilson take their three shot lead into the weekend, as players like Camilo Villegas, Chris Kirk, Bobby Gates and rookie Harris English are in hot pursuit.

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