Robert Streb will carry a two-shot lead into the weekend at the RSM Classic after firing a 9-under 63 on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on Friday.
The 33-year-old turned in a nine-birdie, no-bogey performance to match the lowest score of his PGA Tour career. Streb is searching for his first win since claiming victory at the 2014 RSM Classic (formerly the McGladrey Classic) and is in a good position to do so, as the last four winners at Sea Island have led after 36 holes.
"I don't want to be the one that breaks it," Streb said of the recent winning streak for 36-hole leaders. "There's still a lot of golf left, still got to go play, and we'll see what happens."
Leading the Streb chase is Camilo Villegas, who eagled his final hole to get within two strokes. The Colombian has posted a 66 in Round 2 to sit at 12-under for the week and is now in contention to win less than four months after the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Mia.
"I'm going to be very honest with you, there's so much happening on the golf course, you're so focused, and that's what I've been doing all our life," Villegas said about his mentality on the course. "Having my brother on the bag has helped, too. He keeps me in check and we try to play golf when we're out there.
"I said it yesterday, at the beginning of the day when I was on the range, there was a big rainbow in this direction. It was awesome," he added about drawing inspiration from Mia's love of rainbow before his first round.
Villegas will play with Streb and Bronson Burgoon in the final group on Saturday.
Here's how the top of the leaderboard stands following Day 2:
|Place||Player||To Par||R2 Score (Course)|
|1||Robert Streb||-14||63 (PL)|
|2||Camilo Villegas||-12||66 (PL)|
|T3||Bronson Burgoon||-11||63 (PL)|
|T3||Patton Kizzire||-11||66 (PL)|
|T5||Harris English||-10||66 (PL)|
|T5||Kyle Stanley||-10||65 (PL)|
|7||Zach Johnson||-9||67 (PL)|
|T8||Bernd Wiesberger||-8||68 (PL)|
|T8||Emiliano Grillo||-8||68 (PL)|
|T8||Kevin Kisner||-8||66 (SS)|
SS - Seaside Course, PL - Plantation Course
Kevin Kisner (8-under) posted the lowest score among those who played the Seaside Course on Friday, which will host the final two rounds of the event.
Round 3 of the tournament starts at 9:50 a.m. ET on Saturday.