Russell Henley hits the top of the McGladrey Classic at the half way point at Sea Island, Seaside Course.
Russell hit the heights with a second round -7 under par 63 to post a half way total of -9 under par for the McGladrey Classic, giving him a one shot lead.
Russell had a strange start to the day, with a penalty shot and a bogey on the first hole of the day for him, the 10th. The whole round was held together with great putting;
“I definitely wasn’t thinking 63, after the first hole I was just thinking, all right, you got to hang in there and just be patient and hopefully get something going, and I did”
“That kept the round going, and then I felt pretty good with my putter. I would say I’m a great putter. And I think if you want to be a great putter, you have to believe that you’re a great putter.”
“I try to just believe in my putting and enjoy putting, and people always tells me I’m a great putter, so it’s pretty easy to keep the confidence going when you’re doing that. I just wish they would say that about the rest of my game.”
Brendon de Jonge, Brian Harman and Andrew Svoboda are tied in second place at -8 under par for the tournament, Brendon fired at -6 under par 64 to get himself into contention.
There are then three players tied in fifth place at -7 under par, Will McKenzie, Mark Wilson and Fabian Gomez.
Tournament Host Davis Love 111 carded a second round -2 under par 68 to make the cut, which was set at even par, Davis finished at -1 under par.
Missing the cut was Zach Johnson he was one of several high-profile players who call the Sea Island area home, but the former Masters champ won’t be around to contest at the weekend after rounds of 71 and 73. Zach was undone by back-to-back double bogeys on Nos. 15 and 16, which led to a +6 over par 41 on the back nine, which left him at +4 over par for the competition.