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Masters 2012: Lee Westwood Protects Lead, But Peter Hanson Joins Him Atop Leaderboard At 5 Under

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Masters 2012: Peter Hanson hits a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the second round at Augusta National on April 6, 2012.
Masters 2012: Peter Hanson hits a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the second round at Augusta National on April 6, 2012.

BY EDDIE PELLS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Lee Westwood made nine straight pars to open his second round at the Masters and ended up right where he started – in the lead at 5-under par.

Westwood, in search of his first major title, did have company, though. Peter Hanson started Friday's second round with a double bogey, but followed that with three straight birdies to join Westwood at 5 under on a blustery day at Augusta National.

Rory McIlroy was making an early charge with three birdies to get to 4 under.

Another shot back was a group of six, including Ben Crane, Jason Dufner and Sergio Garcia

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