Bryson DeChambeau shot a career-best 7-under-par 64 on Friday to take the lead into the weekend at the RBC Heritage Classic in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
DeChambeau’s first event as a pro was at Harbour Town Golf Links in 2016. Two years later, he posted his lowest ever on the PGA Tour to get to 10-under 132, one ahead of red-hot Ian Poulter and Si Woo Kim.
Poulter showed he’s not done playing high-level golf with a bogey-free 64. Kim had a 65 that included a two-shot penalty for touching sand after a bunker shot.
Two shots behind DeChambeau were Chasson Hadley (68), past RBC Heritage winner Brandt Snedeker (64), Luke List (64), and first-round leader Rory Sabbatini (70).
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson shot a second-straight 69 and was tied for 26th, six shots off the lead.
DeChambeau, 24, jump-started his round with an eagle on the par-5 2nd hole and took over the lead with birdies on the 13th, 15th, 16th, and 17th holes. He made a knee-knocking, 12-footer for par on the 18th hole after his approach landed in a front-side bunker.
Champions — Jay Haas nearly shot his age to take the lead into a 36-hole Saturday finish in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Duluth, Ga.
The 64-year-old Haas birdied the final two holes in breezy conditions at TPC Sugarloaf for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Steve Flesch.
Facing a forecast of 1½ inches of rain overnight into Sunday and the threat of lightning Sunday, tournament officials decided to play both the second and third rounds Saturday.
LPGA — Brooke Henderson settled for a one-stroke lead after late struggles on the greens in the third round of the Lotte Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Henderson was five strokes ahead early on the back nine, but four-putted the par-3 16th for a double bogey and bogeyed the par-4 18th. She finished with a 1-over 73 to drop to 9 under.
The 20-year-old Canadian, who is seeking her sixth tour victory, opened with bogey-free rounds of 68 and 66.
Mo Martin was second after a 72. The 2014 Women’s British Open champ countered two bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 13th.
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, who is a year younger than Henderson, had a 68 to join third-ranked Inbee Park (71) at 7 under. Hataoka won the 2016 Japan Women’s Open, becoming the first amateur — and youngest player — to win a Japan LPGA major.
European — Paul Dunne shot a 7-under 65 to take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open in Madrid.