Florida: World number one Luke Donald lost the top spot on the PGA Tour money list, in his clash with Webb Simpson as the Briton carded a one-under-par 71 in Friday's second round of the Disney Classic at Lake Buena Vista in Florida. (Agencies)
Donald needs to finish in a two-way tie for second at this week's season-ending event to eclipse American Simpson at the top but he will go into Saturday's third round five shots off the pace in a tie for 14th.
While money list leader Simpson returned carded a 69 to end the day level with Donald at seven- under 137, American Justin Leonard, South Korean Bio Kim and Swede Henrik Stenson took a shared control.
Leonard fired a best-of-the-day 63 on the Palm course, one of two layouts hosting the event, 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie Kim carded a 65 and Stenson a 64 as the trio set the pace at 12-under 132.
For former British Open champion Leonard, this week has been a rare moment of good form in an otherwise forgettable season.
"It hasn't been a good year," said the 39-year-old who has not won since the 2008 St Jude Championship and languishes 144th in the money list.
"I'm looking forward to the year being over but it's nice to have a chance this week to finish it off on a good note. I had a fun, easy day today." he added
Kim, the youngest player on this year's PGA Tour, was delighted after a round highlighted by only 22 putts on the more difficult Magnolia layout.
"I putted great and 20, 30-footers went in the last two holes too," he said with a broad grin. "I hit the ball better than (I've done in the) last couple of months so that's always good." he said
The cut fell at three-under 141, with British world number 17 Justin Rose and former major winners Davis Love III, David Duval and Shaun Micheel among those missing out.
Florida: World number one Luke Donald lost the top spot on the PGA Tour money list, in his clash with Webb Simpson as the Briton carded a one-under-par 71 in Friday's second round of the Disney Classic at Lake Buena Vista in Florida.