Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under par on Friday to take a 1-stroke lead at the halfway point of the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.
Swafford’s 7-under 66 got him to 14-under for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Day One leader Dominic Bozzelli, and Australian Danny Lee, who fired an 8-under 64.
The move on the scoreboard that drew the most attention was that of Phil Mickelson, who rose to a tie for ninth after notching a 6-under 66 to reach 10-under. Mickelson is in his first action since having a second sports hernia surgery performed.
Swafford has been on the PGA Tour since 2014 and is still in search of his first tournament win. He played in the Web.com Tour finals in 2013 and finished 21st in 2014 to earn his card for the PGA Tour.