With birdies on his last two holes that allowed him to sign a 7-under card, Emiliano Grillo closed a great performance this Friday in the second round of the RBC Heritage that is played at Harbor Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina .
The Argentine ranks third, six shots behind solid leader Stewart Cink (-16) who started with two rounds of 8-under-par 63 and is leading by five shots, over Corey Conners (-11).
The Argentine had a round with seven birdies and without errors to add 132 strokes (-10) and seeks to become the second Chaco golfer to win on this course, since his compatriot José Cóceres, also emerged from the Chaco Golf Club, won this event in 2001.
Grillo had a fantastic start to the round with five birdies on his first seven holes. The 28-year-old Argentine took advantage of the two par-5 of the first leg and left his shots very close at 1, 6 and 7. From there, Grillo chained nine pairs in a row until he returned to find the last two birdies, practically leaving the ball given in 17 and 18.
“I think we are not going to find the field easier than today. The greens were perfect, there was almost no wind. You had to go out and play golf well and being used to playing with more difficult conditions, once they are as easy as today, you have to take advantage of them ”, said the Chaco who is located 67th in the FedEx Cup ranking.
“I’m happy with how I played today, even though I think I made some putts in the last nine holes that could have brought me a little closer, I’m very happy,” said Grillo, who in his last event on the PGA TOUR finished 6th at Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship, a couple of weeks ago.
Regarding the wide advantage that Cink took, the Argentine noted: “It will be difficult to reach him, he is playing great golf, but there is a lot of golf to play and this is a course that has its tricks and if the wind blows it can change a lot. ”Grillo closed.
Another Latino who also stood out this Friday was Mexican Abraham Ancer, who also had an error-free round and delivered a 5-under-66 card for a total of 135 (-7) to be tied for 11th place.
“I’m giving the ball very solid, it’s always a joy not to make bogeys, what’s more I could have done very little, 8 or 9 under par, but the truth is that the putts didn’t enter. The truth is that I have no complaints with my irons, I hit excellent shots, so I am looking forward to what is coming, ”said the Mexican who finished second last year in this event.
Camilo Villegas, meanwhile, is 19th after recovering from two bogeys early in the round to close with five birdies in his last ten holes. The Colombian accumulates 137 hits (-5).
Meanwhile, his compatriot Sebastián Muñoz (-1) did not pass the qualifying cut, the same as the Puerto Rican Rafael Campos (E) and the Mexican Carlos Ortiz (+1).
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