the field fared in the afternoon.
"They're the sort of things that really turn an average round into a good one, or a good one into a great one," Leishman said. "It was nice to shoot 6 under and get myself right in it."
a 5 under 65. That gave him a one shot lead over Marc Leishman of Australia among those who played early on another gorgeous day off the shores of Oahu.
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Leishman also made an eagle on the ninth hole, but that was in the middle of his round. And it was part of a three hole stretch he played in 4 under, and he made a 25 foot birdie putt on the 14th hole. It led to a 64 that put him in a good spot Reebok Pump Shoes
Kapalua winner Zach Johnson had a 67 and was at 135, reasonable position as he tries to become the first player since Ernie Els in 2003 to win both Hawaii events in the same year. The runner up last week, Jordan Spieth, wasn't so fortunate.
Stuard surges to lead at Sony Open
Jason Kokrak had a 67 and was at 7 under 133, while rookie Hudson Swafford played bogey free for a 64 and was in the group at 134 that included past Sony Open champion Jerry Kelly and Boo Weekley.
HONOLULU Brian Stuard had his fourth straight round of 65 at the Sony Open. Too bad it was only Friday.
Spieth was on the verge of getting to 2 under at the turn until missing a 4 foot birdie putt. On the next tee, he pulled it left and never found it along the out of bounds posts next to the driving range. That led to double bogey, and he never recovered. He shot 71, and the cut was likely to be at least 1 under.
going into the weekend.
"I think it's something to do with the greens," Stuard said. "I feel comfortable on the greens. I feel like I read them pretty well and I'm able to make putts."
That usually works anywhere, and in this case, it has put Stuard on a good spot regardless of how the other half of Saucony Shoes Los Angeles
He had a 65 65 weekend at Waialae last year to tie for fifth, his best finish on tour besides the opposite field events. This was his seventh straight Reebok Leather round in the 60s at Waialae dating to his first trip in 2010.
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