Garrick Higgo made eight birdies and two bogeys on Friday in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship to move to a share of fourth at eight-under-par.
Higgo, who has been battling to regain the form which made him one of the best young prospects in world golf in 2021, finally hit his straps with four birdies on each of the nines, and one dropped shot on each nine too, and finished 36 holes two shots off the lead with his six-under-par second round.
Belgium’s Thomas Detry and MacKenzie Hughes of Canada were the leaders on 10-under after rounds of 67 and 63 respectively. They led by one from Austria’s Sepp Straka, and Higgo shared fourth with Mark Hubbard and Scott Stallings of the United States.
Dean Burmester also had a good second round, carding a four-under-par 68 to move to six-under for the tournament and a share of 10th in his first tournament on the PGA Tour since winning his card in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Series.
He was one shot ahead of Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who had a level-par 72 in the second round to be five-under for the tournament in a share of 18th. MJ Daffue followed up his opening round of two-under 70 with more of the same, and at four-under for the tournament, shared 31st. Amongst others on four-under was Dylan Frittelli, who had a three-under 69 for his second round.