On a golf course where Stephen Leaney said there were no easy holes, he had a simple explanation for how he wound up atop the leaderboard Friday at the PODS Championship. “I’ve probably holed more putts than anyone,” Leaney said. Staring into a bright sun that toyed with his depth perception, Leaney watched a 40-foot birdie putt on the last hole tumble in for birdie and a 4-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Heath Slocum on an Innisbrook course that won’t let anyone get too far ahead. Defending champion K.J. Choi and Chris DiMarco were among those another shot behind, but the true measure of this tournament was found further down the leaderboard. Only 37 players remained under par and 27 of them were within four shots of the lead. Brad Faxon was only four shots behind until he struggled down the stretch and made the cut on the number. Even so, he and the others in last place were only eight shots behind. “When you shoot under par on this golf course, you’ve got to feel pretty good,” said Slocum, who felt great after a 69. Putting is imperative at any tournament, but it has been key for Leaney. He can’t remember the last time he made more than a few putts longer than 10 feet, he shouldn’t have a problem now. The shortest of his six birdie putts was 12 feet, the 40-footer on the 18th hole gave him the lead and he even picked up what he called a miracle birdie along the way. Leaney had 250 yards for his third shot on the par-5 fifth, hit it into the rough, then chipped in. “This golf course just wears you out,” said the 37-year-old Australian, who was at 6-under 136. Vaughn Taylor (68), rookie Doug LaBelle (71), Pat Perez (70), Daniel Chopra (71) and Jonathan Byrd (69) were in the group at 138. Another shot behind was a group that included Billy Andrade, Arron Oberholser and first-round Cliff Kresge, who was nine shots worse with a 74. Singapore MastersIndia’s Jyoti Randhawa fired seven birdies on his way to a 4-under-par 68 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Singapore Masters on Friday. Randhawa, last year’s Indian Open champion, had a two-round total of 11-under 133 despite three bogeys amid windy conditions at the co-sanctioned Asian and European Tour. Scotland’s Barry Hume (69) made five birdies but conceded a double-bogey to sit in second place with a 10-under 134. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!