American Jeff Overton kept the lead on the second day all too himself after an impressive eight under 62 to leave him four strokes ahead of Weekley.
Overton’s low round of 62 was his best of the year so far and put him in good stead for a championship win. A win on Sunday could take the American into second place in the FedEx Rankings.
“I was very confident with the way I was swinging my driver, and I knew if I could continue just to put the ball in play and to keep balls in fairways, I knew I was gonna have a good shot at a low number today.”
Boo Weekly has been suffering with a dodgy shoulder of late but a equal season best round of seven under shows that he is well on his way to a full recovery.
“I’m excited to play again,” Weekley said. “Feels like I can actually come out and compete and don’t have to take a bunch of (pain relievers) or nothing where I can play.”
The self proclaimed red neck is feeling well at home mingling with the local fans and not the plush $80million underground casino that the Old White Course boasts.
The sponsors choice Erik Compton gave away a first day lead with a two under 68 leaving him in joint forth with Jimmy Walker. Walker is looking to better his season best of T3 which he carded at the Valero Texas Open.
The cut was tough on the Europeans with only three making the cut, Sweden’s Johnson and Pettersson were joined by Sergio Garcia to challenge on the final two rounds. No British players will feature over the weekend rounds.