AUSTRALIAN golfer Marc Leishman stormed up the leaderboard to be in a tie for fifth with a second-round 64 yesterday at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii, but Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth have missed the cut.
After shooting 67 on Friday, Leishman (pictured) fired a six-under-par 64 yesterday to be alongside American Ted Potter, five strokes behind American Matt Kuchar, who dazzled with back-to-back 63s for a 14-under-par two-round total of 126.
Fellow Australian Cameron Smith returned a two-under 68 to sit six under (134) in an eight-way tie for 12th.
Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes for another sevenunder 63 to give him a oneshot lead over fellow American Andrew Putnam.
“To shoot seven under back-to-back is unexpected, but awfully excited,” Kuchar said.
Kuchar matched the lowest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career.
He also had a 126 in Las Vegas a decade ago and wound up as runner-up.
Chez Reavie, after consecutive 65s, and Stewart Cink (62, with nine birdies) are joint third at 10-under 130, four shots adrift.
Former world No.1 Adam Scott at seven over (72 and 75) and countryman Cameron Davis (+5) missed the cut.