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Three-way tie at the Heritage

Last updated: 20th April 2013


Kevin Streelman: In a share for the lead

Kevin Streelman: In a share for the lead

Kevin Streelman, Steve LeBrun and Charley Hoffman were in a share for the lead at the RBC Heritage on Friday.

The second round at the Heritage was not completed due to inclement weather and play was due to start early on Saturday morning.

However, most of the players at the top of the leaderboard, including the three leaders had already completed their second round.

LeBrun, who was the more successful of the three on Friday, carded a three-under-par 68 for the round, helping him to six under par for the tournament.

LeBrun exploited two of three par-fives on the course and also added birdies on the seventh, ninth and tenth holes. However, it wasn't a round without any blemishes for the American golfer, who bogeyed the third and fourth holes.

Hoffman and Streelman dropped three shots each during their rounds, but managed to stay in contention with four birdies each. Hoffman birdied the fifth, eight, ninth and twelfth holes. While Streelman sunk three of his four birdies on a successful front nine.

After his round Streelman said: "I do feel a bit freer to be in the position I am, say, in a week like this."

"Because I'm not worried about a top 10 or a top 5 or keep your card. And I can just go out and try and win a golf tournament."

Hoffman, seeking his third PGA TOUR career victory and first since 2010, closed with birdies on his final two holes, the eighth and the ninth, to catch Streelman.

"It feels good to get the blood flowing a little bit and have a chance on Sunday," said Hoffman.

"Would like to make a bunch of birdies and pull away, but it usually doesn't happen out here," he added.

Englishman Luke Donald and Bill Haas are both one shot behind the leaders on five under par for the tournament. Haas, who enjoyed good fortune on the front nine, produced some flawless golf on the back stretch.

His only bogey for the round came the par-three fourth, where others also seemed to struggle during the day. Donald enjoyed mixed fortunes on the front nine, with two bogeys erasing the progress he had made on the second, fifth and seventh holes.

Johnson Wagner, Pat Perez, Graeme McDowell, Rory Sabbatini and D.H Lee, Stuart Appleby and Marc Leishman are all in the chasing pack, two shots behind the leaders.

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