Shane Lowry Three Off The Lead At RSM Classic

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

Robert Streb overcame gusting winds to fire a spotless nine-under 63 to grab a two stroke lead after the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

After opening with a 64, the former world No 7 made a 12-footer for eagle on the 18th at the Plantation Course for a six-under 66 that left him on 12-under par, two shots behind Robert Streb who fired a career-low, nine-under 63.

Streb came from five shots behind when he won at Sea Island six years ago, his only PGA Tour title.

He's back on the course at 3:50 Irish time on Friday.

Zach Johnson (65) and Bronson Burgoon (67) are Streb's nearest challengers at 14 under. He kept his status because of the pandemic-shortened year, and a victory Sunday would give him an exemption through August 2023.

Even with no spectators and only limited corporate clients allowed, Johnson will feel an entire community behind.

Four-time PGA Tour victor Villegas hit a daring approach shot on his final hole and then coolly converted an eagle putt to follow up his opening round 64 with a solid 66.

Streb began his round with a quick hook but escaped trouble with par. He came up well short of the green on the par-3 third and had to get up-and-down from 65 meet, making an 8-foot par putt. So it wasn't the greatest start, but I got out of there with a bunch of pars and tried to find some consistency and it got better.

Andrew Landry shot a bogey-free 65 and is six strokes behind in a tie for eighth with Matthew NeSmith, who had a bogey-free 66, and Patton Kizzire, who made three late birdies to salvage a 70.

Tenth-ranked Tyrell Hatton of England holed his second shot from 110 yards for an eagle on the 16th hole in a 69 and is tied for 31st, while sixth-ranked Webb Simpson, who has lost twice in playoffs at the RSM including previous year, is tied for 41st after a 66. 14-17, to get to 14-under 196 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.

He said he enjoyed the weather that was "a little bit more Colombian" on Friday.

The 33-year-old added another from eight feet at the 10th, and he holed from identical range on the 15th before missing further good chances on 16 and 17, a cast-iron par at the last wrapping up another excellent day.

"I'm just trying to keep doing what I'm doing".

"I felt like I played really solid during that stretch", McDonald said. She plans to play three straight tournaments through the US Women's Open.

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