Coming off a career-best tie for fifth at last week’s True South Classic, William McGirt has kept that momentum going this week.
McGirt opened with a 63 on Thursday and has since moved into the lead by himself at the RBC Canadian Open, where he’s 3 under through nine holes in the second round.
Overnight leader Scott Piercy, who set a course record with a 62 in the first round, is currently a shot back, while Robert Garrigus is another stroke back.
For McGirt, he’s certainly making the most of an opportunity -- the top-10 finish in Mississippi is what earned him a spot in the field this week. Coming into the week, McGirt was 118th in the FedExCup standings with a month to go until the FedExCup Playoffs.
Others making a big move early in the second round at Hamilton G&CC: Patrick Sheehan and Bud Cauley, who are 4 and 6 under, respectively, and tied for fourth at the moment at 6 under.
British Open champion Ernie Els, meanwhile, is flirting with the cut. He’s 2 under through 12 holes and even on the tournament. The current projected cut is 1 under.