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The Brantford, Ont., native sits second heading into the weekend behind chief Michael Kim, who took a four-shot edge on Hearn on Friday within the Quad Cities, which was suspended twice due to climate issues.
Hearn has had an up-and-down 12 months, lacking eight cuts. But his irons have been dialled in at TPC Deere Run. He birdied three of the 4 par-3s on Friday for a 7-under 64 and is 12-under.
« I think I just have good feelings around this golf course. I’ve always enjoyed playing it. I am putting the ball in play off the tee, which isn’t as hard here as some of the other golf courses we play. But when I am doing that, I’m giving myself good chances for birdie, » Hearn mentioned. « The putter has been hot. »
If Hearn can win this event, he’ll achieve entry into the British Open subsequent week.
Kim, who’s winless in 84 profession PGA Tour begins, was 16 beneath via 35 holes, with the second spherical to be accomplished Saturday morning.
Kim birdied eight of his first 14 holes and not using a bogey to race previous first-round chief Steve Wheatcroft, who shot 68. Wheatcroft was 12 beneath together with Hearn and Johnson Wagner (66).
Francesco Molinari was 11 beneath together with Matt Jones and Bronson Burgoon, who made two eagles on Friday and was eight beneath for the spherical with three holes to play.
The 24-year-old Kim, a former standout at Cal, Kim, pushed his result in three photographs by hitting a wedge from 111 yards to inside 5 ft for birdie on the par-4 13th.
Kim, who had missed the reduce in 14 of 22 begins this season, adopted that up with a 13-footer for birdie on the par-4 14th.
Wheatcroft, who led on Thursday after the most effective spherical of his profession, made three bogeys on his again 9. But he is nonetheless in place for his first top-10 end of the season.
« Just need to tighten things up a little bit, and hopefully a good night of rest and get hydrated here and we’ll come back out [Saturday], » Wheatcroft mentioned.
Molinari bought his first official PGA Tour win two weeks in the past on the Quicken Loans National exterior Washington, and the Italian continued his sturdy play at TPC Deere Run with rounds of 6-under and 5-under.
Canadians hold tempo
Renowned for his ball-striking, Molinari hit 12 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation each Thursday and Friday.
« I’m happy, yeah. The game is still there. I think I can hit my irons a little bit better, especially the wedges. [Thursday] and [Friday have] been OK, but not great, so there is room for improvement, » Molinari mentioned.
Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., (71) is 7-under, Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., (65) is 5-under, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., (72) is 4-under whereas Ben Silverman, from Thornhill, Ont., (67) is 3-under.
Local favorite Zach Johnson, who received on the Quad Cities in 2012 and has seven top-5 finishes at TPC Deere Run, shot a 70 to maneuver to 3-under, simply contained in the projected reduce line.
Friday’s spherical was delayed by almost an hour due to poor climate. It was resumed after which known as due to one other batch of storms that descended on the world.
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