07/19 19:12 CDT Jim Herman takes 2nd-round lead in Barbasol Championship
Jim Herman takes 2nd-round lead in Barbasol Championship
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) --- Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under 65 on
Friday to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.
President Donald Trump's regular golf partner while working as an assistant
professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman had a
one-stroke lead over Bill Haas at rain-softened Keene Trace.
Encouraged by Trump to pursue a playing career, Herman won the 2016 Shell
Houston Open for his lone tour title.
Haas followed his opening 65 with a 66. He made a 45-foot eagle putt on the
par-5 eighth, his 17th hole.
David Toms was two strokes back at 12 under after a 64. The 52-year-old Toms
made a 13-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth, his 14th hole of the day. D.J.
Trahan, Kelly Kraft and Kramer Hickok also were 12 under, each shooting 67.