With eight under par in the second round, the Venezuelan was just three hits from leader Simpson.
Jhonattan Vegas had an outstanding day in the RBC Heritage with a second round of 63 strokes that put him in the fight of the tournament of the PGA Tour that is disputed in South Carolina.
The Venezuelan, who had debuted with 70 shots, deployed all his talent this Friday on a card of six birdies and an eagle to reach a cumulative of 133, nine under par.
In a round that was delayed by a thunderstorm, in addition to Nick Watley’s coronavirus test in the previous round, Webb Simpson established himself as the leader by repeating his 65-hit task.
Simpson, from a total of 130 (-12), leads his compatriot Bryson DeChambeau and Canadian Corey Conners by one. Ryan Palmer and Matt Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, share fourth place in the standings.
Meanwhile, the world number one, Rory McIlroy, is far away at 45th (-5), while Rickie Fowler and Jason Day appear among the favorites that failed to make the cut.
As for Latinos, the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz dropped to 11th place (-8) after a start that had him among the first places and the Chilean Joaquí Niemann appears 45 ° (-5). The Argentine Emiliano Grillo was eliminated with a total of 141 shots (-1).
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