Canadian Taylor Pendrith shot a dazzling 61 (-10) to take the lead in the Bermuda Championship of the PGA Tour of the United States this Friday, while Chilean Mito Pereira and Colombian Camilo Villegas were distant in this second round.
On Friday, the 30-year-old from Ontario, who has yet to break into the top 100 rankings in seven years as a professional, put on a dazzling display at the Port Royal golf course to take a one-shot lead after 36 holes. .
Pendrith, who had a first round of 70 (-1), charged this Friday with nine birdies and an eagle with a bogey to climb the leaderboard.
Pendrith scored three birdies and a bogey on his first five holes of the second round. Then he had a shiny eagle on the 17th hole.
Pendrith, currently ranked 239 in the world and chasing his first PGA title, leads by a shot over American Patrick Rodgers, who recorded six birdies and an eagle with a bogey for a 64 (-7) in the day and 132 in total.
American Vincent Whaley was third to two behind the leader at nine under par after a second round of 67.
The Chilean Pereira was distant in 57th place, with 141 strokes (-1) and the Colombian did it in 63rd place with 142, even on the field.
The Argentineans Fabián Gómez and Andrés Romero did not pass the cut of the second day.
– Friday’s results at the Bermuda PGA Golf Tournament (Par-71):
1. Taylor Pendrith (CAN) 131 (70-71)
2. Patrick Rodgers (USA) 132 (68-64)
3. Vincent Whaley (USA) 133 (66-67)
4. Danny Lee (NZL) 134 (67-67)
. David Skinns (ENG) 134 (67-67)
6. Peter Malnati (USA) 135 (70-65)
. Lucas Herbert (AUS) 135 (70-65)
. Patrick Flavin (USA) 135 (69-66)
. Justin Lower (USA) 135 (67-68)
10. Peter Uihlein (USA) 136 (71-65)
. Chad Ramey (USA) 136 (65-71)
. Alex Smalley (USA) 136 (69-67)
. Curtis Thompson (USA) 136 (69-67)
. Ludvig Aberga (SWE) 136 (68-68). Adam Svensson (CAN) 136 (68-68)
57. Mito Pereira (CHI) 141 (73-68)
63. Camilo Villegas (COL) 142 (77-65)