Aaron Wise claimed a three-stroke lead after shooting his second six-under 64 at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Friday.

The 24-year-old 2018 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year capitalised on first-round leader Matt Jones' even round of 70 to move ahead at the halfway point, becoming the first player with multiple 64s or better in the same week at PGA National since 2007.

The American had never led a PGA Tour event after 36 holes, but he is in a strong position with Jones and Brandon Hagy (62) tied in second on nine under, with Sam Ryder (63) in fourth on eight under.

Wise mixed five birdies and two eagles with three bogeys to move clear.

"It's two great rounds of golf and I love that. I love that I'm playing good," Wise said.

"But this place can get to you pretty quick and there's a lot of golf left ahead and a lot of trouble out there."

Australian Jones had tied the course record on day one to take a three-stroke lead but let his advantage slip with four bogeys on his front nine.

Hagy surged into contention with the best round of the day, which included six birdies and an eagle on the 18th.

The 29-year-old American actually received a late call-up for the tournament, with his delayed arrival meaning he missed the practice rounds.

"I'm feeling like I'm playing on a little bit of house money, so I kept it pretty loose out there," Hagy said.

Ryder was the other big mover on Friday, with seven birdies for the day including long putts on the 12th and 15th.

Denny McCarthy (65), Scott Harrington (67), Russell Henley (69) and Irishman Shane Lowry (66) are all within striking distance, tied for fifth on seven under, ahead of Camilo Villegas, who shot a 65 on Friday to be at six under.

Stewart Cink and Brice Garnett both shot six-under 64s on day two to be among six players on five under tied for 10th.

After back-to-back runner-up finishes, Lee Westwood was among those to miss the cut, while Phil Mickelson survived after a triple bogey on the 11th.

Nick Taylor climbed into a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Sony Open in Hawaii after carding an eight-under 62 on Friday.

The Canadian kick-started his second round with an eagle at the 18th hole – his ninth – before getting to 12 under at Waialae Country Club.

Taylor was one under through eight holes in his round before chipping in for the eagle, and he picked up another five shots on the back nine.

A two-time winner on the PGA Tour, Taylor is two shots clear of Stewart Cink (63), Webb Simpson (65), Russell Henley (64), Vaughn Taylor (66) and Chris Kirk (65).

Henley is a former champion of the event, lifting the trophy in 2013, while Kirk was runner-up a year later.

On what is a congested leaderboard, another eight players are just a shot further back.

Joaquin Niemann (69) and Peter Malnati (69), who shared the overnight lead with Jason Kokrak (71), are among them, alongside Charley Hoffman (65), Collin Morikawa (65), Marc Leishman (65), Hideki Matsuyama (65), Billy Horschel (66) and Brendan Steele (66).

Steele was runner-up last year and is again well-placed to contend after posting rounds of 65 and 66.

Horschel, meanwhile, is the only player in the field bogey-free through 36 holes. It is the third time in his PGA Tour career he has been bogey-free through two rounds.

Defending champion Cameron Smith carded a four-under 66 to sit at seven under – in a tie for 19th in a group that includes Kokrak.

Stewart Cink claimed his first PGA Tour title in 11 years after winning the Safeway Open by two strokes.

Cink carded a seven-under-par 65 on Sunday as he surged to his first victory since clinching the 2009 Open Championship.

The 47-year-old American golfer was two shots adrift of overnight leaders Brian Stuard, James Hahn and Cameron Percy heading into the final round at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California, where the 2020-21 season got underway.

But eight birdies and just one bogey saw Cink emerge triumphant for his seventh PGA Tour crown at 21 under, ahead of countryman Harry Higgs (68).

Doc Redman (62), Chez Reavie (66), Kevin Streelman (67) and Stuard (70) finished tied for third, while Sam Burns (70) and Kristoffer Ventura (70) were a stroke further back at 17 under.

Hahn's final-round 72 saw him drop to 16 under and tied for ninth, while Percy (74) struggled to close the tournament in a share of 23rd position.

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson ended the event with back-to-back 70s to earn a share of 44th place, 11 shots behind champion Cink, with the U.S. Open on the horizon.

The rescheduled U.S. Open is set to begin in New York on Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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