Four-Way Tie at Colonial Thru 36 Holes

After 36 holes of play at Colonial Country Club, there is a four-way tie at the top, with Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee and Scott Piercy all at 6-under 134.

 
Lee had the low round of the day with a 64, punctuated by a birdie on the final hole.

One back of the leaders, at 5-under, is another foursome, which includes Masters champion Sergio Garcia (66), rookie phenom Jon Rahm (69), Englishman Paul Casey (66) and Sean O’Hair (68).

Defending champion Jordan Spieth overcame a difficult start (+3 thru 5) by going 5-under over his final 13 holes. The two-time major winner is at 2-under, and just four shots back.

Phil Mickelson started the day at 3-under. But after a 5-over 75, the two-time Colonial champ is at 2-over, eight shots back.


Bullets

  • Simpson has led/co-led after the second round seven previous times in his PGA Tour career. The last time he held a share of the 36-hole lead was in this event last year. He posted 67-68 on the weekend and finished T3. His lone win after holding the lead/co-lead at the midway point came at the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
  • Kisner has led/co-led after 36 holes of a Tour event was the 2015 World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions where he held a two-stroke advantage over eventual champion Russell Knox heading into the weekend. Kisner carded 70-70 over the final 36 holes for a solo second.
  • This marks the first time Lee has led/co-led after 36 holes of a Tour event.
  • Piercy has held the 36-hole lead/co-lead twice in his career on Tour. He converted the second-round co-lead into a victory at the 2012 RBC Canadian Open where he posted 67-67 on the weekend.
  • The second-round leader/co-leader has won just 12 of 27 stroke-play events this season, most recently Sergio Garcia at the Masters Tournament.

Quotable

“I played solid. Was just proud of myself to finish. I was so tired. I haven’t been feeling good all week. After about nine holes I told my caddie, ‘just get me in the house.’ Couple sloppy shots coming in, but the putter kind of saved me missing a couple greens and whatnot. Overall, happy with it. Nice to see the putter show up a little bit. Hit a lot of quality shots today. Felt like I had a good game plan and executed well. Hopefully I can keep doing it for the weekend.”
Scott Piercy, Co-leader

“It’s always tricky around here. Fairways are not easy to hit. But I kind of hung in there early. I wasn’t hitting it great and started hitting it better coming in and made some great birdies. I made a lot of putts. Couple good par putts and then made some good birdie putts at the end.”
Webb Simpson, Co-leader

“After making bogey at — what hole was it, 15? I three-putted from 40 feet. It was just tough, tough putt there. Had a good finish. I was hitting the ball very nicely today. I wasn’t really worried after making bogey on 15. I had strong finish, and that’s what I exactly need to have good momentum carrying over next couple days. It was a good round today.”
Danny Lee, Co-leader

“I only had one bogey each day. Played nicely coming down the fairway, which you got to do around here. Probably got all better into the draw with the weather, the wind laying down this afternoon and picking up yesterday afternoon. So it’s been a nice two days for me.”
Kevin Kisner, Co-leader


Round 2 Highlights


Leaderboard

POSPLAYERTO PARR1R2
T1Webb Simpson-66866
T1Kevin Kisner-66767
T1Danny Lee-67064
T1Scott Piercy-66866
T5Paul Casey-56966
T5Sergio Garcia-56966
T5Jon Rahm-56669
T5Sean O'Hair-56768
9Graeme McDowell-46670
10Tony Finau-37265
T11Kelly Kraft-26573
T11Jordan Spieth-27068
T11Kevin Tway-26870
T11Scott Brown-26672
T11Meen Whee Kim-26870
T11Bill Haas-26969
T11Brian Gay-26969
T11Stewart Cink-26870
T11Brian Harman-26969
T20Derek Fathauer-16574
T20Nick Watney-16772
T20Jonas Blixt-17069
T20Chris Kirk-16970
T20Vaughn Taylor-16871
T25Charley HoffmanE7268
T25Billy HorschelE7070
T25Harris EnglishE7268
T25Morgan HoffmannE7169
T25Ollie SchniederjansE7169
T25Bud CauleyE7466
T25Kevin StreelmanE6872
T25Ryan MooreE6773
T33Dominic Bozzelli17170
T33JT Poston16576
T33Angel Cabrera17368
T33Marc Leishman16972
T33Brandt Snedeker17071
T33Ben Martin17170
T33Yuta Ikeda17071
T33Curtis Luck16873
T33Emiliano Grillo17269
T33Billy Hurley III17269
T33Sam Saunders17170
T33Xander Schauffele17170
T45Chad Campbell26973
T45Ryan Palmer27270
T45Adam Hadwin27171
T45William McGirt27270
T45Nick Taylor27072
T45Cody Gribble26973
T45Zach Johnson26775
T45Patton Kizzire27171
T45Ryan Blaum27072
T45David Hearn27270
T45Robert Streb27072
T45Matt Kuchar27072
T45Phil Mickelson26775
T45Michael Thompson26874
T45Sung-hoon Kang26874
T45Michael Kim26874
T61Ricky Barnes37568
T61Cameron Tringale37271
T61David Lingmerth37172
T61Chez Reavie37469
T61Matt Jones37370
T61Steve Stricker37271
T61Wesley Bryan37073
T61Brian Stuard37073
T61Graham DeLaet36974
T70Scott Stallings47173
T70Geoff Ogilvy47173
T70Chris Stroud47173
-John HuhCUT7471
-Jason DufnerCUT7471
-Rory SabbatiniCUT7669
-Bryson DeChambeauCUT7471
-Kyle ReifersCUT7372
-Fabian GomezCUT7273
-Si Woo KimCUT7273
-Cameron SmithCUT7669
-Martin LairdCUT7372
-Aaron BaddeleyCUT7472
-Greg ChalmersCUT7373
-Pat PerezCUT7373
-Hunter MahanCUT7373
-Jazz JanewattananondCUT7076
-Martin PillerCUT7571
-Bryce MolderCUT7770
-Matt EveryCUT7473
-Cheng Tsung PanCUT7176
-Kyle StanleyCUT7374
-Steven BowditchCUT7176
-Anirban LahiriCUT7671
-Zac BlairCUT7375
-Harold Varner, IIICUT7375
-Cameron PercyCUT7375
-Luke ListCUT7474
-J.J. HenryCUT7375
-Beau HosslerCUT7276
-Tim HerronCUT7772
-Blayne BarberCUT7475
-Brandon HagyCUT7574
-Johnson WagnerCUT7871
-Rod PamplingCUT7574
-Keith ClearwaterCUT7574
-Patrick RodgersCUT7674
-Lucas GloverCUT7674
-Daniel SummerhaysCUT7575
-Martin FloresCUT7575
-Jamie SadlowskiCUT7377
-Boo WeekleyCUT7675
-Jhonattan VegasCUT8269
-Tyrone van AswegenCUT7675
-James HahnCUT7577
-Mackenzie HughesCUT7577
-Jason BohnCUT7874
-Jason KokrakCUT7580
-Davis Love IIICUT7679
-J.J. SpaunWD71--
-Seung-yul NohWD76--
-Camilo VillegasWD7529

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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