Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe carded seven-under-par 65s to take a one-shot lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Wheatcroft and Loupe were closely followed by India’s Anirban Lahiri, who occupies third place after firing a six-under-par 66.
Kevin Chappell and Dawie van der Walt are in a tie for fourth following rounds of 67, while defending champion Rory McIlroy is eight strokes adrift of the lead in a tie for 75th.
Wheatcroft, whose tie for 36th at the Zurich Classic last week was his best result this year, had a sensational front nine as he made three birdies, a bogey and an eagle at the par-five fifth. He continued to excel on the back nine as he began with a six-foot eagle putt at the par-five 10th before proceeding to make two more birdies and a bogey.
Loupe, who failed to make the cut at the Valero Texas Open and Zurich Classic, impressed on the front nine as he made five birdies, which included a 33-foot putt at the ninth. Despite not having as much success on the back nine, Loupe still managed to make two more birdies, which allowed him to have a bogey-free round and be in a share of the lead.
Lahiri also had a day to remember as he made three birdies on the front nine before going to mirror his performance on the back nine as he made three more birdies, which included a 16-foot putt at the 15th. As a result of his bogey-free round, Lahiri is within touching distance of the leaders.
Meanwhile, McIlroy, who recorded a one-over-par 73, struggled on his front nine as he made consecutive bogeys at the 12th and 13th and a double bogey at the par-four 18th. The world number three did bounce back on his back nine though as he made four birdies and a bogey.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.
Syme donated his prize money to charity.
‘This is the life of a caddie…’
The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.
The biennial event between Europe and the United States is scheduled to take place from September 25-27.