Jamie Lovemark, looking for his first PGA Tour victory, shot a six-under par 66 in the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday, the best score of the day at the TPC Louisiana, and is tied for the lead with Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas at 11-under.
"I'm fortunate enough to hit it pretty far, pretty high, and this week's all about that," said Lovemark. "You've got to carry it a long way. You're getting no roll on the fairways, decent amount of mudballs. With my length, I've got to hit it decently accurate out here and crush the par-fives."
Brian Stuard, the leader at eight-under after Thursday's play was suspended, is in third place a stroke behind, with six more holes to play in the second round. He was one of 77 players still on the course when play was suspended due to darkness.
Rickie Fowler shot even par over the nine holes he played, and is tied for 30th.
Jason Day played his 10 holes in two-under and is six shots off the lead.
The projected cut line is two-under. Should this hold, this would eliminate world No. 10 Justin Rose (even par) and Smylie Kaufman (five-over). Kaufman shot a nine-over par 81 in the second round, the worst score of the round, following a first round four-under 68.
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