Bryson DeChambeau fired a 7-under-par 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead through two rounds of the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head, S.C.
DeChambeau eagled the par-5 second hole and then gave back a shot on the next hole. From there, he made seven birdies and one bogey to enter the weekend at 10-under 132 and one stroke ahead of 22-year-old South Korean Si Woo Kim and England’s Ian Poulter.
The round was DeChambeau’s lowest score in a PGA event.
“I was striking my irons unbelievable, I’d say the whole day, really,” he said. “And was able to the hit it within three or four feet every time almost with a wedge in my hand. That was kind of nice to take the pressure off of my putting and just relax and make a couple of three-footers.”
Kim’s 65 included a two-stroke penalty for touching sand after a bunker shot at No. 14, resulting in a triple-bogey.
“I was in the bunker and I was unable to get out of the bunker and it stayed on the fringe,” he said, “and I ended up touching the sand with my hands and I ended getting a penalty stroke for that.”
Otherwise, Kim carded nine birdies on the day, including four on the first five holes.
Poulter, who started his round on the back nine, made four birdies in five holes beginning at No. 15 and played a bogey-free round.
Brandt Snedeker and Luke List each fired 64s to finish the day two strokes back of the leader. They were joined in the group by Chesson Hadley (68) and first-round leader Rory Sabbatini (70) of South Africa.
C.T. Pan of Taiwan shot a 65 to lead a group of five players at 7 under.
Pan was joined at 7 under by Billy Horschel , Charles Howell III , Bill Haas and New Zealand’s Danny Lee.
— Field Level Media