Adam Svensson and Mackenzie Hughes in contention at the 2023 RSM Classic

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Two Canadian golfers are in contention at the 2023 RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Remarkably, it was two Canadians who have won the tournament in the past. Adam Svensson of Surrey, British Columbia won the tournament last year, and Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario, won the 2016 RSM Classic.

After round two, Hughes and Svensson are both at -8, and both are three strokes back of the leader, Ludvig Aberg of Sweden at -11. The Canadians are currently tied for 10th place.

Hughes has shot four-under-par in both rounds. In round one, he had six birdies and two bogeys. Hughes birdied the first, second, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 18th holes, and bogeyed the third and 16th holes. In round two, Hughes had four birdies and zero bogeys. He birdied the second, third, seventh, and 16th holes.

Svensson had a first round score of two-under-par and a second round score of six-under-par. In round one, he had four birdies and two bogeys. He birdied the seventh, eighth, 10th, and 15th holes, and bogeyed the first and sixth holes. In round two, Svensson eagled the 18th hole, birdied the second, seventh, eighth, 12th, and 17th holes, and bogeyed the fifth hole.

Three Americans are tied for second at -10. There you can find Sam Ryder, Eric Cole and Denny McCarthy. Five Americans are tied for fifth at -9. There you can find Tyler Duncan, Ben Kohles, Peter Kuest, Matt Kuchar and Austin Eckroat. Ten Americans are tied for 10th with Sevensson and Hughes. They are Cameron Young, Greyson Sigg, Robert Streb, Brendon Todd, Nicholas Lindheim, Matt NeSmith, Adam Schenk, Taylor Montgomery, Kelly Kraft and Ben Griffin.

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