Canadian golfer Nick Taylor took the lead at the Sony Hawaii Open after two rounds with a superb 62 (-8) card Friday in Honolulu.
The Manitoban started his round on the back nine with a bugy on the 14e pennant. He then multiplied the birdies, seven in all, in addition to obtaining an eagle on the 18th hole. Taylor didn’t look back afterwards and settled on top at -12.
The 32-year-old is trying to win a third title on the PGA Tour. He finished first at the Pebble Beach tournament in February 2020, making it his first trophy since 2014.
Five golfers follow the Canadian with 130 total strokes (-10). They are Americans Stewart Cink, Webb Simpson, Russell Henley, Vaughn Taylor and Chris Kirk. Cink is the one who had the best round, with a 63 (-7) which allowed him to climb 38 places.
Canadian veteran Mike Weir had a good second day with a 66 (-4) round. He is located at 35e rank, tied especially with his compatriot Mackenzie Hughes. The latter was in the top 10 the day before, but his 69 (-1) card took him down several ranks.
The cut was set at -4 and Canadians Michael Gligic, Roger Sloan and David Hearn were eliminated.