After a major move in the Second Round of The Open, former Duke Golf star Kevin Streelman has put himself in great position to make another move.
After a disappointing First Round 77 at The Open, former Blue Devil Kevin Streelman posted one of the lowest Second Round scores at Royal Portrush on Friday with a six-under, 65.
Justin Harding, Xander Schauffele, and Rory McIlroy were the only other players on the course to shoot a 65 on Friday, McIlroy was the only one not to make the +1 cut after he shot an eight over 79 on Thursday.
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Streelman got his round started off on the right foot with two straight birdies and birdies in three of the first four holes, but stumbled on the eight hole with his lone bogey on the day. The American shot a four-under, 32 on the front nine and then posted two more birdies on the back nine for a two-under, 33 to complete his round.
The 40-year old is eight strokes behind the leaders J.B. Holmes and Shane Lowry who are both in the clubhouse at eight under par.
Holmes was the outright leader after the First Round at five under par with Lowry one shot behind Holmes to start Friday.
Kevin Streelman posted better 36-hole scores than McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Jason Day, all who missed the cut at The 148th Open.
A two-time winner on the PGA Tour, Streelman has never won a Major Championship but his best finish at a Major has been T-12 at the 2015 Masters and 2013 PGA Championship. Streelman was T-13 at the 2016 U.S. Open.
The best finish Kevin Streelman ever had The Open was T-54 back in 2014, which was a final score of +2.
Currently at T48, Kevin Streelman will tee off at 6:30am EST for his Third Round at Royal Portrush along side Joost Luiten and The Open can be seen on The Golf Channel from 5:00am EST with coverage switching to NBC at 7:00am EST.
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