Brian Stuard had his fourth straight round of 65 at the Sony Open. Too bad it was only Friday.
Stuard completed his second round with a hybrid 3-iron into 2 feet for eagle on the par-5 ninth hole for 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.
Stuard, a 31-year-old from Michigan who is in his third year on the PGA Tour, was at 10-under 130.
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 round in the 60s at Waialae dating to his first trip in 2010.
"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 the field fared in the...