Harman seizes second round lead
LOSANGELES— Brian Harman capped a seven-under par 63 with an eagle at his final hole Friday to seize a three-shot lead in the second round of the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii.
Harman, who has four top-10 finishes in four starts in the US tour's 2017-18 season, teed off early at Waialae in Honolulu, and opened with back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th.
His six birdies on the day included three in a row at the second, third and fourth and he rolled in a 17-footer at the par-five ninth for an eagle that gave him a 13-under total of 127.
"I'm making putts, but I'm also putting myself in position to make those putts," Harman said. "I'm getting a bunch of looks. I'm not making everything I'm looking at, but I'm hitting a lot of good putts and made a few."
Overnight co-leaders Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson were in a group sharing second place on 10-under par 130.
Kirk gave chase in the afternoon, opening his round with an eagle at the 10th hole and closing within one stroke before settling for a three-under 67 that concluded with a bogey at the par-five ninth.
"Definitely an up and down day," Kirk said. "A few loose swings towards the end, unfortunately, but a lot of really good ones as well."