Peter Uihlein was on fire on Friday. No one had a better second round at the Alfred Dunhill Links championship. He shot an amazing 12-under 60 at the Old Course at St. Andrews. If he hadn't been just one under par on Thursday, Uihlein could have a commanding lead heading into the weekend.
Instead, he's tied for third place at 13 under par for the tournament. Here's a look at the rest of the leaders after two rounds.
Uihlein's Round 2 score was the best of the day, but he wasn't the only player who tore up the course. Here's a look at two other players who drastically improved their positions on the leaderboard.
After an even par 72 on Thursday, Paisley had a field day on Friday. He was 10 shots better with a 10 under 62 to move into a tie for 13th on the leaderboard. He's still five shots behind the leader, who is Paisley's countrymen Tom Lewis. The latter has been more consistent through two days.
Paisley was bogey-free on the day and topped off his eight birdies with a scintillating eagle on the 16th hole. Couple his two shots gained on the 16th with his birdie on the 18th, and Paisley's performance on the last three holes is strikingly different than what he accomplished on Thursday.
In the first round, Paisley bogeyed 16, 17 and 18 to ruin what could have been a decent round. It has been a tale of two rounds thus far. We'll see which Paisley shows up through the weekend.
Luiten is one of three players who shot a nine-under 63 on Friday, but whose efforts have him sitting in the top five. Hennie Otto and Alexander Levy were just as good, but a four-under 68 and three-over 75, respectively, on Thursday keeps them behind Luiten and Lewis.
Luiten had an eagle on the third hole and four-straight birdies from the sixth to the ninth hole.
This consistent play has him trailing only Lewis on the leaderboard. The 27-year-old has been hot as of late. He won the KLM Open on Sept. 15. He's a good bet to remain in contention through the weekend.
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