Everything you need to know from the weather-affected second round at St. Francis Links.
Brun took over at the top of the leaderboard before strong winds wiped out much of the afternoon on day two of the SDC Championship 2023.
Here is everything you need to know from the weather-affected second round at St. Francis Links.
Wind suspends play
With high winds buffeting St. Francis Links on Friday afternoon, play was suspended at 13.52 local time. But as conditions remained much the same, no further play was possible, leaving early clubhouse leader Julien Brun - who had enjoyed calmer conditions in the morning - as the man to catch overnight.
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McKibbin's brilliant back nine
Tom McKibbin had a relatively uneventful opening nine holes, turning in 36 after making a birdie and one bogey. But his round sprang into life after the turn as he fired an eagle and five birdies on the back nine to sign for a stunning 65.
Brun takes the lead
Frenchman Brun began the day two shots off the lead after posting an impressive opening round of 69 in the wind on Thursday afternoon, but hit the front after notching seven birdies and two bogeys in kinder conditions on Friday morning. His eight-under-par clubhouse total is the score the later starters will be looking to beat when the second round resumes on Saturday morning.
Dantorp goes very low
Morning starter Jens Dantorp produced the lowest round of the week on Friday, carding ten birdies and a solitary bogey to sign for a 63 as the early wave made the most of favourable scoring conditions. That catapulted him to seven under, one shot behind Brun. Dantorp said: "That was mega fun. It's a long time since I posted a score like that. My putter was so hot today, it was unreal."