Golf: Hughes edges clear in Sea Island

Miami—Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes took a two-shot lead at the US PGA Tour’s RSM Classic in Georgia on Friday after following up his spectacular opening round with a five-under-par 67. Hughes, playing in only his ninth event on the tour, had lit up the first round with a superb 61 on Sea Island’s par-70 Seaside Course to start the day one stroke clear of the field.
The 25-year-old swapped to the par-72 Plantation Course on Friday and was quickly back in the groove, hitting three birdies over the front nine before adding two more after the turn.
Hughes stands at 14 under after 36 holes heading into the weekend, two clear of Taiwan’s Pan Cheng-Tsung, another rookie, who shot a 64 on the Seaside Course to back up his opening round of 66.—AFP

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