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Aldridge second on Las Vegas leaderboard

Tyler Aldridge hits a tee shot on the first tee during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Friday in Las Vegas.
Tyler Aldridge hits a tee shot on the first tee during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Friday in Las Vegas. The Associated Press

Brett Stegmaier grabbed the lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in only his fifth career start on the PGA Tour. The 32-year-old former Florida player was 6-under for the round and 11-under overall with three holes left when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.

Nampa resident Tyler Aldridge (Boise State/Vallivue High), former UNLV player Chad Campbell and Morgan Hoffman are a stroke back going into Saturday. Aldridge birdied three of the last four holes for a 68, hitting a 134-yard shot to inches on the par-4 18th.

“Honestly, I was just playing a little right and had a little bit of a draw and landed right next to the hole,” he said. “I’ve been hitting it well all week. I was playing a little conservative, a little right of it, and the wind was off the right, and I just hit one in there close.”

Arriving at the course at 5:30 a.m., the Web.com Tour graduate completed a 64 in the morning for a share of the first-round lead.

“I’m tired,” Aldridge said. “I’m going to go home, get some rest, and be ready for tomorrow.”

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