Australia`s Mark Hensby birdied three of his final four holes to shoot a seven-under 64 and grab a share of the lead after the second round of the PGA Tour`s Barbasol Championship on Friday.
The 43-year-old from Melbourne finished 36 holes at nine-under 133 to tie Kim Whee, who fired a five-under 66 at the Grand National Lake Course.
Tour rookie Kim is hoping for his first win on the US tour after shooting an opening round 67.
Hensby`s only previous win on the US tour came at the 2004 John Deere Classic. His bogey-free round included seven birdies and 11 pars against a field that is made up of players who failed to qualify for the British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.
First-round leader Sam Saunders, the grandson of golf legend and two-time British Open winner Arnold Palmer, shot a 70 on Friday and was one behind at eight under with Argentina`s Emiliano Grillo (66) and Charlie Beljan (64). Grillo is the highest-ranked player in the field at world number 98.
Tour veteran David Toms carded a 66 and was in a large group at seven under that included Andres Romero, Glen Day, J.J. Henry, Germany`s Alex Cejka, Carlos Ortiz, Martin Piller, Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.