Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald Tied for RBC Heritage Lead After Two Rounds

Luke Donald

Two players shot a 4-under 67 in Round 2 of the RBC Heritage for a share of the lead heading into Saturday. Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald will both begin Round 3 at 10-under.

DeLaet bogeyed No. 3 and didn’t get a birdie until hole No. 8. But he followed it up with an eagle on the par-4 ninth and collected two more birdies on his way to the top of the leaderboard. He was in a light mood afterwards as well.

“I’m looking forward to not getting up at 4:45 a.m. again like I did this morning,” DeLaet said laughing.

Donald got going early with three straight birdies (holes No. 4-6). He sank a ridiculous chip shot for birdie from about 43 feet away on the 18th to tie things up.

“I’ve been in this position before, and I’ve got to go out there and be aggressive and make some birdies,” Donald said. “Certainly, playing for pars won’t get it done out there.”

Both DeLaet and Donald have extensive experience playing at Harbour Town, but with varying results. In his first six RBC Heritage appearances, DeLaet’s best finish was 14th last year. Donald on the other hand, has finished in the Top 3 in six of his last eight appearances.

Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson trail the leaders by two shots while Round 1 leader Bud Cauley shot a 1-over 72 and will enter the weekend tied for fifth with four other players.

Danny Willet who missed the cut last week at Augusta as the defending Masters champion did so again after two at Harbour Town. Charley Hoffman who shared the Masters lead after Round 2 missed the cut here as well.

Adam Hadwin showed surgical skills in long-distance putting on the 15th with this beautiful birdie from 56 feet.


Written by BP Staff


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