Canada’s Adam Hadwin fired a second-round 64 to take a 1-stroke lead at the Valspar Championship on Friday.
He moved ahead of American Jim Herman who opened the tournament with a 62 but came back down to earth on Friday with a 71.
Russell Henley and Henrik Stenson, who had been tied for third after one round, dropped back to fourth as each man shot an even-par 71. South Africa’s Tyrone van Aswegen shot a 65 to move to third at 8-under.
Hadwin didn’t look like much of a contender when he bogeyed No. 5 to fall back to even par. He got hot starting with a birdie on No. 8 and added five in a row between No. 10 and 14. He added another on No. 17.
Herman returned to the land of mere on Friday after his near record-setting opening round. He parred the first 11 holes in a row before birdying No. 12. But two bogeys on the next two holes knocked hi out of the lead, but he saved even par for the day with a birdie on 15.