Aiken’s Kisner opens up lead at PGA

Kevin Kisner hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Aiken native Kevin Kisner has opened a commanding lead at the PGA Championship.

 

Kisner shot 67 for the second straight day on Friday to move to 8 under, four shots ahead of Thorbjorn Olesen and Gary Woodland, who are just beginning their second rounds. Kisner’s round was helped by an eagle at No. 7.

The 33-year Kisner entered the tournament ranked 25th in the world rankings.

Kisner took sole possession of the lead after birdieing two of his first three holes.

Kisner started his round on the back nine. He moved to 6 under after birdies on No. 10 and 12, but gave a shot back on No. 13 with a bogey.

Kisner won the Dean & Deluca Invitational this year but has never won a major. He finished 18th at the PGA Championship last year.

 

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