Mackenzie Hughes in contention at the 2021 RSM Classic

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Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario is once again in contention at the 2021 RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Hughes won the 2016 RSM Classic in a playoff where he beat Americans Blayne Barber and Billy Horschel, along with Colombia’s Camilo Villegas, and Sweden’s Henrik Norlander in a playoff. To date, it was Hughes’s only PGA Tour victory.

So far this week, Hughes is at -11, and only two strokes off the lead. The leader is American Talor Gooch of Midwest City, Oklahoma. He is currently at -13.

Two golfers sit in a tie for second place at -12. There you can find American John Huh of New York, New York, and Colombian Sebastian Munoz.

Hughes meanwhile is in a tie for fourth place with American Taylor Moore of San Angelo, Texas. Meanwhile, Ireland’s Seamus Power, and Americans Zach Johnson and Scott Stallings are each at -10, three strokes off the lead, and are in a tie for sixth place. Johnson of Iowa City, Iowa, is a two-time major champion as he won the 2007 Masters and 2015 British Open. Stallings of Worcester, Massachusetts, beat fellow Canadian Graeme DeLaet of Weyburn, Saskatchewan by a stroke to win the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open.

On Friday in the second round, Hughes shot a two-under-par 68. That was a day after a nine-under-par 63 in the first round. At the RSM Classic, golfers compete on different courses over the first two rounds. On Thursday, Hughes competed at the Plantation Course, which had a par of 72. Then on Friday, Hughes competed at the Seaside Course, which had a par of 70.

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