Day earns share of RBC Heritage lead

Day dropped just two shots, birdieing four holes as he moved three under overall alongside Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman in windy conditions on Friday.

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World number one Jason Day at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

World number one Jason Day surged into a three-way tie for the lead at the RBC Heritage following his second-round 69.

Day dropped just two shots, birdieing four holes as he moved three under overall alongside Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman in windy conditions on Friday. After bogeying his final hole on Thursday, Day was a shot off the pace as he teed off in the second round but the Australian powered up the leaderboard with three birdies on his front nine at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Two of those birdies came in succession at holes two and three.

American pair Chappell and Hoffman both carded three-under-par 68s to earn shares of the lead heading into the third round. Overnight leader and former world number one Luke Donald dropped a shot behind the leading trio following his 71. The Englishman was relatively solid but came unstuck at the 14th hole, where he double-bogeyed, the only blemish on Friday's scorecard.

Russell Knox (65) and Patton Kizzire (68) are also five under through 36 holes. Chris Kirk (66), Matt Kuchar (71) and George McNeill (70) are a shot further back. As for Bryson DeChambeau - in his professional debut - the 22-year-old is three strokes off the pace after posting six birdies on his way to a 69.

Meanwhile, Jason Bohn avoided the cut in his first tournament back since suffering a heart attack two months ago. A day on from his first-round 74, Bohn shot a 69 to be tied for 50th at one over.