ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — American golfer Sean Crocker retained his 1-stroke lead on the Hero Open after capturing 6-under 66 within the second spherical of the European tour occasion on Friday.
The star of Day 2, nonetheless, was Ewen Ferguson after the Scot made 11 birdies — together with seven in eight holes on the again 9 — in a bogey-free 61 at Fairmont St. Andrews.
Crocker backed up his opening-round 63 and was 15 beneath for the event as he goes for a wire-to-wire win.
Scott Jamieson, enjoying in his native Scotland, was a stroke behind and alone in second place after capturing 64.
There was a five-way tie for third place one other stroke again between English pair Jonathan Thomson (65) and Ross Fisher (66), Scotlands David Legislation (66), Spains Adrian Otaegui (67) and Swedens Jens Dantorp (67).
Ferguson was on 10 beneath, 5 pictures off the lead at tied for fifteenth.