At the halfway point of the 3M Open, Adam Hadwin and Ryan Armour share the lead on 10-under par.
Hadwin, the 33-year-old Canadian, carded a bogey-free 65 on his second go-round at TPC Twin Cities, which featured six birdies, en route to the co-marquee position at halftime.
“Oh, fantastic,” said Hadwin, when asked to describe his day. “Kept it in play off the tee.
“Well, did more than that; I drove it really well today. Wasn’t in any trouble, hit a lot of good quality iron shots.
“Again, fat sides of the hole, I gave myself opportunities. My speed control’s been really good. It’s been as stress free a 65 as you’re going to have.”
Armour joined Hadwin atop the leaderboard with his own immaculate round of 65, which featured six birdies, including four in a row on Nos. 11-14 and a final-hole gain to secure a share of the 36-hole lead.
“You know, hit a really good 3-iron into 11 to about six feet and made it. Made a 40-footer on 12,” said Armour, who entered off a solo fifth-place finish at last week’s Barbasol Championship.
“You can never count on those, but all of a sudden I hit another one in there close on 13 and made a great putt at 14.
“You don’t know, you just try and hit every shot to the best of your ability and then all of a sudden you get on a roll and it’s fun when that happens.”
Four players were one off the pace on 9-under par, including Bo Hoag (66), Chez Reavie (67), Jhonny Vegas (69) and Roger Sloan (69).
One further back was Brian Stuard (64) and Maverick McNealy (67), who were tied for seventh on 8-under par.
Rounding out the top-10 leaders in Minnesota was a nine-player logjam consisting of Jon Byrd (66), Gary Woodland (66), J.T. Poston (66), Jimmy Walker (67), Keegan Bradley (67), Brice Garnett (67), Charl Schwartzel (68), David Lingmerth (68) and Troy Merritt (71).
Tournament headliner Dustin Johnson chased an opening-round 70 with a 1-over par 72 to finish even-par 142 and miss the cut by two shots.
Second-Round Leaderboard: Top-10
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Adam Hadwin -10 (-6)
1. Ryan Armour -10 (-6)
3. Bo Hoag -9 (-5)
3. Chez Reavie -9 (-4)
3. Jhonattan Vegas -9 (-2)
3. Roger Sloan -9 (-2)
7. Brian Stuard -8 (-7)
7. Maverick McNealy -8 (-4)
9. Nine Players Tied -7
PGA Tour Media press releases, post-round notes, transcripts, and statistics were used to compile this report.