ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk had a chip-in birdie, another birdie from off the green and one long par save to take the lead Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
Playing in the worst of chilly, blustery conditions at Sea Island, Kirk ran off five birdies on the back nine. He made a 40-foot birdie putt off the green on the 11th hole, and chipped in from nearly 60 feet on the tough 14th hole. And thanks to a 25-foot par putt on No. 8, he was able to post his second straight round of 4-under 66.
Kirk was at 8-under 132, one shot ahead of Kevin Chappell (68), Webb Simpson (68), Briny Baird (70) and John Senden (67).
Eighteen players had to return Saturday morning to complete the second round.