GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tommy Gainey shot a 65 on Friday to move to 12-under 128 and take a 3-stroke lead after two rounds of the Wyndham Championship, the final event before the start of golf's postseason.
Gainey, who shared the first-round lead with Jeff Quinney, had six birdies and has the second-best 36-hole score in the history of the tournament.
Ernie Els (66), Webb Simpson (65), Stuart Appleby (67), and Daniel Summerhays (65) were at 131.
After recording five birdies and an eagle a day earlier, Gainey said he was "going to light it up" against the fresh greens he would face Friday morning. Starting on the back nine, the South Carolina native had his first bogey of the tournament on the par-4 No. 11. Then, he warmed up. He birdied four of his final nine holes and closed his round with consecutive birdies.