According to the Eric Patterson of The Score on Friday, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ontario is only one shot off the lead after the second round at the 2020 Royal Bank of Canada Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In the second round, Conners tied for the lowest round of the day as he shot an eight-under-par 63. Conners is at -11 after 36 holes, and is only one stroke back of the leader, Webb Simpson of Raleigh, North Carolina. Simpson, the 2012 United States Open champion, is currently at -12.
The other two golfers who had rounds of -8 on Friday were Tyler Duncan of Columbus, Indiana, and Jhonattan Vegas of Maturin, Venezuela. Vegas is at -9, and Duncan is at -8.
In Conners’s second round, he had eight birdies. He birdied the second, fifth, sixth, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, and 17th holes.
Conners is currently tied for second place with Bryson DeChambeau of Modesto, California. Other golfers in contention are Ryan Palmer of Amarillo, Texas (-10), Matthew Fitzpatrick of Sheffield, England (-10), Abraham Ancer of Reynosa, Mexico (-9), Ian Poulter of Hitchin, England (-9), Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, South Carolina (-9), and four-time major champion Brooks Koepka of West Palm Beach, Florida (-9). Koepka won the 2017 and 2018 United States Open, alongside the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship. Meanwhile, Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario is four strokes back at -8 and tied for 11th place.