Dufner leads RBC Heritage after 65
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 9:03
Luke Donald continued his impressive form over the Harbour Town Golf Links as a second round 67 gave him a share of the halfway lead at the RBC Heritage.
After reaching the turn in 34 following three bogeys, 2013 PGA Championship victor Dufner then hit four more birdies on the back nine, including a run of three from the 14th to complete his round for a 54-hole total of 13-under par and a one-shot lead over DeLaet, who carded a 69.
Lee now sits 117th in the FedEx cup standings. Kerr, who turns 40 this year, played the back nine in 29, with birdies on seven of her last eight holes. "I had kind of an up and down week last week, but I still felt good". The cut line was 1 under, the first time it has dipped under par at the tournament.
DeLaet was second after a 69, the Canadian's third straight sub-70 round after having just five in five previous appearances here.
"Obviously, I've had a lot of success here in the last eight years, done everything but win", said Donald.
American Jim Furyk, world No. 17 Matt Kuchar and German Martin Kaymer join South Africa s Grace in a large group at three-under.
Andrew "Beef" Johnston, who has missed the cut in three of his six PGA Tour events this season, is three under after a 71. He holed out for eagle from the fairway on the par-four 12th and played the opening nine in six-under 30. Webb Simpson (eight-under), Jason Dufner (seven-under), Brandt Snedeker (five-under) and Martin Kaymer (five-under) are among the golfers within five shots of the top spot.
Kisner followed up his 64 with a second straight bogey-free round at Harbour Town.
Tway, 57, an eight-time victor on the PGA Tour who is winless on the 50-and-over circuit, birdied the par-5 sixth to reach 9 under, then dropped shots on the par-4 seventh and ninth at TPC Sugarloaf.
DeLaet's chipping issues may be called the yips by some, and got bad enough last June for DeLaet to withdraw from The Memorial, citing putting/chipping "anxiety", and not return to the PGA Tour for a month.
Defending champion Woody Austin opened with a 69. Jimenez won in 2014 at TPC Sugarloaf and is coming off a victory in the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic.
Su-Yeon Jang has a three-stroke advantage through three rounds of the LPGA's Lotte Championship in Hawaii.
Fisher Jr. put himself in contention with six birdies, although he also made double bogey on No. 16, his seventh hole.