Colt shoots low in Carolina
Donald nine shots off the pace after a 69
Last Updated: April 14, 2012 8:25am
American Colt Knost fired a bogey-free second round 66 at Hilton Head to move two shots clear at the halfway stage of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.
The 26-year-old from Ohio was locked in a three-way tie for the first-round lead alongside Chad Campbell and Vaughn Taylor after an opening 67, but now leads on his own from Swede Carl Pettersson.
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-9 C Knost
-7 C Pettersson (Swe)
-6 B Weekley
-6 H English
-5 C Campbell
-5 R Garrigus
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He made an ideal start with birdies at the first two holes before finishing a bogey-free round with five birdies overall.
Knost has had just one career top-10 on the PGA Tour, a tie for third at this year's Mayakoba Golf Classic and is 93rd on the Money List after coming through Q-School last December.
But he has so far proved the master at Hilton Head with just one bogey in 36 holes on the tight, tree-lined course.
Swede Pettersson went one better on Friday with a 65 and is a shot clear of Boo Weekley and Harris English.
Campbell dropped back into a tie for fourth after a 70, while Taylor slumped to a two-over 73.
Defending champion Brandt Snedeker shot a 67 to finish on four under in a tie for seventh, with England's Gary Christian one stroke back following his 68.
England's world number one Luke Donald bounced back from an opening 75 with a 69 to make the weekend, but at two over he is 11 shots off the pace.