Zurich: Ben Martin followed up his stunning first-round 62 by shooting a 67 on Friday to put him three shots clear of the field at the Zurich Classic and notch the best-ever two-round total at TPC Louisiana.
Martin had his first bogey, and double-bogey, of the tournament but still moved to 15-under 129, well clear of closest pursuer Andrew Svoboda and on track for his first PGA Tour victory.
Svoboda followed his opening 64 with a 68, while Robert Streb (66) and Sueng-Yul Noh (68) were tied for third at 11 under. Erik Compton also shot a 68 and was at 10 under, a score that keeps the two-time heart transplant recipient in contention for his maiden PGA Tour triumph. Tied with Compton for fifth was Peter Hanson, who shot 69, four shots off the pace of his strong opening round.