RBC Heritage 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

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RBC Heritage 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
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Steve LeBrun produced a three-under 68 for the second consecutive day.

Windy conditions made things tough for the field at Hilton Head, S.C. during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Per PGATour.com, the winds were at least 20 mph during the afternoon.

Under those conditions, there were still a few impressive performances on the day. Steve LeBrun really stood out with another three-under 68.

His consistency has him as one of the early favorites to win the tournament. As it stands, LeBrun and two other Americans are tied at six under for the lead after two rounds.

Here's a look at the leaderboard (per ESPN) at the close of play on Friday.

 

 

Biggest Movers on the Leaderboard

Up

Graeme McDowell

The 33-year-old began the day 58th, but after he shot a four-under 67 on Friday, McDowell has vaulted himself into a tie for sixth at four under.

He was steady all day, but he really made his mark with three birdies on the back nine. If he can continue to improve, he's got a great chance to win on Sunday.

 

Billy Horschel

The young Floridian was very good on Friday. Were it not for a bogey on the 18th hole, he would have had a near-perfect day considering the less-than-ideal weather.

He put up a three-under 68 to move from a tie for 58th to 13th at the end of the day.

Horschel is coming off top-three finishes in his last two tournaments, so his strong play is not a major surprise.

 

Down

Brian Davis

After holding a one-stroke lead after Thursday, Davis completely fell apart on the back nine. He had an obscene five bogeys (10, 15-18) to find himself tied for 36th place.

This can be a cruel game, and Davis felt its malice on Friday.


Carl Pettersson

Pettersson is the defending champion, and he looked to be in a good spot after Thursday's 68. Fast-forward to Friday, and things have changed.

He finished with a four-over 75 on Friday to fall to a tie for 59th place. He barely made the cut at one over.


Glen Day

After a 68 on Thursday, Day appeared to be set for a strong performance.

He struggled mightily on Friday, though. His four-over 75 dropped him from seventh to a tie for 59th place with Pettersson and 11 others.

He too is fortunate to be playing on the weekend.


Notable Cuts

Vijay Singh

The first two days of the tournament were tough for Singh. He produced a 73 on both Thursday and Friday, and that left him well below the cut line on Friday.

Singh hasn't had a finish higher than 20th this year, but this was the first primary cut he's missed.


Ernie Els

Els' day was similar to Singh's. They shot the same score on both days. Following a respectable 13th-place finish at the Masters, this is definitely a bit of a downer for the South African.

This was the second cut he's missed this season.

 

Brandt Snedeker

The fifth-ranked player in the world (according to the Official World Golf Ranking) will not be playing this weekend.

After being called a favorite by several experts at Golf Week, Snedeker had a disappointing performance. He was even par on Friday, but it wasn't enough to overcome his two-over 73 from Thursday.

 

Shots of the Day

Kevin Streelman's 53-Foot Eagle Attempt on the Par-Five Second Hole

Part of the reason Streelman is sitting at six under through two rounds is because of shots like this one.

He didn't hole it, but it set up a nice birdie en route to a one-under 70 on Friday.

from pgatour.com
 

Jordan Spieth's Sick 90-Foot Chip Shot on the Par-Five Second Hole

There was something magical about the second hole on Friday. Streelman didn't sink his eagle attempt, but Spieth nailed this chip shot from somewhere in Bluffton.

This helped him to a two-under 69 on Friday.

from pgatour.com
 

Jerry Kelly's Awesome 47-Foot Chip Shot on the 16th Hole

Kelly was one over on Friday, but he did produce this beautiful shot on the 16th hole. Take a look at this perfect execution.

from pgatour.com

 

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