Jimenez grabs clubhouse lead at Muirfield

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Updated: 7/19/2013 1:37 pm

East Lothian, Scotland (Sports Network) - Miguel Angel Jimenez played a steady round on Friday at Muirfield to grab the clubhouse lead at the British Open Championship.

The Spaniard posted one birdie and one bogey on both nines for an even-par 71. He left the course with the clubhouse lead, but was one stroke behind Angel Cabrera. Zach Johnson rallied to regain the lead well after Jimenez finished his round.

Jimenez, who is playing in his 61st major championship, has posted just eight top-10 finishes in the majors, with a runner-up finish at the 2000 U.S. Open being his best finish. Of course, he was a mile behind Tiger Woods that week.

Jimenez started his second round with his second birdie in two days at the second. He gave that stroke back as he bogeyed the fourth.

After six straight pars from the fifth, Jimenez birdied the 11th to move to 4-under. He stumbled to a bogey at the 14th to dip back to minus-3. Jimenez parred the last four to end there.

Jimenez has notched two top-10s at the PGA Championship. He shared third in 2001 and tied for ninth last year at the Open Championship.

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