By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 03/10/20 1:41am
Keegan Bradley took advantage of a red-hot putter to move into a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Bradley birdied four of his last six holes to close a seven-under 65 at Country Club of Jackson and take the four-time PGA Tour winner to 13 under, two ahead of Charley Hoffman and JT Poston.
After following back-to-back birdies over his first two holes by getting up and down from off the par-five third green to pick up another shot, Bradley ended a run of pars with a five-foot gain at the ninth tor each the turn in 32.
The former PGA Champion missed a six-footer to save par at the 10th but holed a 10-footer at the 13th for the first of three straight birdies, with Bradley then adding another from close range at the last.
“I had a blast today playing,” Bradley said. “It’s so fun to be done with the round, done with 36 holes and say, ‘Man, that was a fun time.’ Sometimes it’s not fun at all. What a great day, and I’m bringing a lot to the weekend that I’m happy about.”
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Hoffman held a share of the overnight lead and followed his opening-round 64 with an erratic three-under 69 that mixed seven birdies with four bogeys, while Poston also got to 11 under after five birdies in a six-hole stretch helped him to a second-round 67.
Monday qualifier MJ Daffue is in fourth spot ahead of Denny McCarthy and Kristoffer Ventura, while Sergio Garcia heads into the weekend within five of the lead after a second successive 68.
Defending champion Sebastian Munoz dropped into a share of 12th that also includes Scotland’s Martin Laird, while overnight co-leader Jimmy Walker slipped down the leaderboard with a five-over 77.
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