Forty-one-year-old Chad Campbell, winless on the PGA Tour since 2007, fired a 9-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the RBC Canadian Open on Friday.
Campbell is 14-under at the turn. He has four previous PGA titles. He notched nine birdies on the day and leads Brian Harman by two strokes. Harman shot a 67 and is at 12-under for the tournament.
Much of the national eye is on David Hearn, the Canadian who rose 30 spots from 33rd to tied for third with his 8-under 64 on Friday.
The 36-year-old Hearn nearly won his first PGA event three weeks ago, finishing second in a playoff at the Greenbrier Classic. He is three strokes back at 11-under.
World No. 9 Jason Day also moved up thanks to his 6-under 66. He’s all alone in fifth place at 10-under. No. 3 Bubba Watson is tied for sixth at 9-under after firing a 67 on Friday.
Day One leader Emiliano Grillo slid eight spots to a tie for ninth after an even-par 72. After a bogey-free round on Thursday, he had three Friday.