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RBC Heritage: Stewart Cink cruises into five-shot lead after back-to-back 63s
- Updated: April 17, 2021
Stewart Cink opened up a five-shot lead at the halfway stage of the RBC Heritage after firing back-to-back rounds of 63.
Cink followed an early eagle at the second with six birdies as he raced to 16 under par, dropping only one shot over the first 36 holes to become the oldest player to hold the halfway lead in the history of the tournament in South Carolina.
Overnight leader Cameron Smith slipped seven shots off the pace, while Dustin Johnson safely made it through to the weekend a week after his defence of the Masters title ended with a disappointing missed cut.
Cink was in a class of his own in his 22nd start in the event, and the champion of 2000 and 2004 got off to a great start when he drilled his second to the par-four second to within 10 feet and rolled in the putt for eagle.
The resurgent 47-year-old, whose win at the Safeway Open last September was his first since he denied Tom Watson at The Open in 2009, birdied the next from over 20 feet and picked up another shot at the sixth before cruising home in 31 to take a handsome lead into the weekend.
Source: Sky Sports