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O'Neill in the hunt after the 2nd round of Biggs Golf Classic

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Christopher O'Neill chips from the fairway on the ninth hole during the second round of the Biggs Golf Classic, Friday, May 25, 2018 on the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation in Hertford.


By Malcolm Shields
Sports Editor

Saturday, May 26, 2018

HERTFORD — It was the proverbial moving day on the Sound Golf Links on Friday.

Drew Weaver’s second round 7-under-par 64 put him in first place after two rounds of the 2018 Biggs Golf Classic at Albemarle Plantation.

Weaver is 11-under-par for the tournament.

Weaver’s second round included eight birdies with just a bogey on the fourth.

Weaver, who started his second round on the first hole, posted four consecutive birdies from No. 7 to hole No. 10.

His second round built off of his 4-under-par 67 opening round on Thursday.

Weaver holds a one-shot lead over Emmanuel Kountakis and Nathan Stamey.

Kountakis and Stamey both shot 5-under-par 66 during the second round.

First-round leader Chris O’Neill is two off the pace at 9-under-par for the tournament.

O’Neill, who was one of 28 golfers under par after the first round, shot 3-under-par 68 during the second round.

He was 6-under-par 65 after round one on Thursday.

O’Neill told The Daily Advance after his second round that what was key for him during the first round was his ability to stay in the fairways.

O’Neill, who began his second round on No. 10, noted that he did not play as well during the final nine holes of the round.

That included back-to-back bogeys on three and four, but he was able to earn a birdie on the fifth.

O’Neill posted three consecutive birdies on 16, 17 and the 18th to go with a birdie on 12.

O’Neill is tied at 9-under-par with Sam Love.

Love shot 5-under-par 66 during his second round.

Heading into the final round, 37 golfers are under par for the tournament.

One of those golfers is last season’s Classic winner Chad McCann who shot 6-under-par 65 on Friday and is at 5-under par and tied for 14th for the tournament.

After the second round, the cut line was set at even par.

Nearly 50 golfers will be on the course for today’s final round, which begins at 7:30 a.m.