Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Henley Stays Hot, Overton Cools at Sony ; Rookies Leading Charge in Honolulu

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Henley Stays Hot, Overton Cools at Sony ; Rookies Leading Charge in Honolulu

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Two days into his PGA Tour career, Russell Henley was on his way to breaking a record. Henley putted for birdie on every hole on his way to a second straight round of a 7-under 63, giving him a two-shot lead over Scott Piercy and fellow rookie Scott Langley on Friday in the Sony Open.

He was 14-under 126, which would break the 36-hole scoring record at this event by two shots.

"It's pretty surreal," Henley said.

Jeff Overton's round, meanwhile, was pretty ordinary.

The Evansville native followed his opening-round 65 with a 2- under 68 to slide eight spots down the leaderboard into 13th place.

For the second day in a row, Overton bogeyed the par-4 No. 3, only to follow it with a string of birdies. He settled down after the turn, posting one bogey, one birdie and seven pars.

In the first full-field event of the season, the rookies were leading the way. …

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