Keegan Bradley kept the lead after Friday’s second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Bradley came down to earth after shooting a course record 60 on Thursday, but he still finished with a respectable 1-under for his round on Friday. He’s 11-under for the tournament.
Two foreign players who are making their first appearances at the Nelson are within striking distance. Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea is tied for second with Tom Gillis at 8-under. Charl Schwartzel from South Africa is tied with John Huh and Ryan Palmer for fourth place at 7-under entering Saturday’s third round.
Bae shot matching rounds of 66 to move into a tie for second. The second year player has made 11 of 13 cuts this season, with his only top 10 coming at the Northern Trust Open (T8).
Bae is making his first start at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. His best finish on TOUR is a playoff loss to Luke Donald at the 2012 Tampa Bay Championship.
Coming into this week, Gillis had only made three of 11 cuts on TOUR with a best finish of T25 at The Honda Classic.
83 players made the cut at even-par 140 from a field of 155 professionals and one amateur. Since more than 78 professionals advanced, a 54-hole cut will reduce the field to low-70 and ties.
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Angel Cabrera (T7, 6-under) is making his first career start at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Cabrera has made nine of 11 cuts on TOUR this season. He has two wins on TOUR, both coming in major championships (2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters).