CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – American Kevin Kisner stayed hot on Friday to grab sole possession of the PGA Championship lead at 8-under after two rounds.
The 33-year-old Kisner attacked the par-5 holes in second-round action at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, carding an eagle on the seventh and birdies on the 10th and 15th.
The American, who had a share of the lead with Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen at the start of the day, also birdied the par-4 12th en route to shooting a 4-under 67 for the second straight round.
His lone slip-up came when he took four strokes on the par-3 12th.
But several of golf’s biggest names are chasing Kisner, who has never recorded a top-10 finish in a major tournament.
Japanese world No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama was charging up the leaderboard on Friday and was 5-under through 14 holes on Friday – and 6-under for the tournament – when rain halted play.
Australian world No. 7 Jason Day, winner of the 2015 PGA Championship, also has surged up the leaderboard and is currently 5-under for the tournament while waiting for play to resume.
Also lurking close behind are South African 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and American world No. 10 Rickie Fowler, who are currently at 4-under and 3-under for the tournament, respectively.
Olesen has had a rough second round, having dropped four strokes through nine holes on Friday.