Mark Wiebe said he loves playing on the West Coast and his performance in the 17th Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club is proving that statement.
Wiebe, who grew up in Escondido, birdied three of his last five holes to finish with his second straight 65 Saturday and stands two shots behind Nick Price for the tournament lead after two rounds.
Wiebe started the day in a four-way tie for second at five shots behind Price, who led off the tournament with an 11-under-par 60. Price leads at 14-under followed by Wiebe at 12-under. Joe Ozaki (who tied for the low round Saturday with a 64) and Mark O'Meara each stand at 10-under.
Wiebe and Price will be in the same group today. They played together during the final round of the ACE Group Classic in February at The Quarry in Naples, Fla. Wiebe placed ninth while Price finished tied for third.