It was another day, another 62 on the PGA Tour as Jhonattan Vegas became the latest player to post the score en route to a one-stroke lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic on Friday (Saturday AEST).
It was the sixth round in succession in which someone has managed 62, a reflection not just of the quality of play on the tour but also relatively easy conditions.
The nine-under effort left Vegas a shot ahead of American Andrew Landry (65) at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.
"A phenomenal round. I felt absolutely in control today. Hit my irons really well, something I've been missing all year. It's been a while since I had a good round like this," Venezuelan Vegas told Golf Channel after posting a 13-under 129 halfway total.
The highest placed Australian at the conclusion of the second day's play was Cameron Davis, who backed up his first round 66 with a one-under 70 round, sitting seven shots behind Vegas' total at six-under.
John Senden was the only other Australian to survive the cut after the second round, with his 71 leaving him at four-under. Compatriots Matt Jones (one-under), Curtis Luck, Steve Allan (both four-over) and Robert Allenby (seven-over) will all miss the weekend's play.
American Lucas Glover, a former U.S. Open champion, had an albatross at the par-five 10th, where he used a three-iron from 255 yards.
The feat helped Glover to a 64 that hoisted him within two shots of Vegas.
First round leader Roberto Diaz of Mexico, who had 62 on day one, double-bogeyed his final hole for a 73, plunging six shots off the pace.
The highest placed finisher in this tournament, who is not already exempt to next week's British Open, will punch the final ticket to Royal Portrush.
Vegas and Landry both have that opportunity.
Vegas, 34, a three-times PGA Tour winner, finished equal third at the prestigious Players Championship in March but has struggled recently, missing three cuts in his past four starts before this week.