Nov 21st, 2020
Streb leads by two at The RSM Classic
As the European challenge faded on day two
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Incredibly Streb’s was not the lowest round of the day that honour went to Joel Dahmen who shot a 61 which was a thirteen shot improvement over his opening round of 74 moving him up into a share of eleventh.
Robert Streb birdied his final two holes on the Plantation Course at Seal Island but Villegas went one better at the last with an eventful eagle. The Columbian hit the cart path on the right side of the hole, taking a considerable bounce that left him just a nine-iron into the green. His second landed just on the green and twelve feet from the front pin position.
Bronson Burgoon matched Streb’s 63 on the Plantation course and he sits alongside Sea Island resident Patton Kizzire who had a 66 on the same course. The pair sit on eleven-under-par just three shots back from Streb.
Streb’s only previous win on the PGA Tour came in this event in 2014, known then as the McGladrey Classic, which he took in a play-off following a final round 63. The last four winners of the RSM Classic each had the 36-hole lead.
“I don’t want to be the one that breaks it,” Streb said. “There’s still a lot of golf left, and we’ll see what happens.”
Villegas is a four-time winner on tour but his last victory was six years ago. It would be quite some story of the Colombian can find the win given the tragedy that befell him and is wife back in July when they lost their 22-month-old daughter Mia to brain cancer.
Elsewhere Matt Wallace who shared the overnight lead with Villegas fell off the pace with a one-over-par round of 71 at Plantation which left him seven back in a tie for eleventh.
Notable among those who missed the cuts were Englishmen Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Luke Donald and Danny Willett.
The final two rounds will take place over the Sea Island course.