Hadley holds two-shot lead heading into weekend


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Chesson Hadley and Andrew Svoboda did well enough Friday to think about a return to Sawgrass next May.

Hadley had six birdies in his round of 4-under 66 on the Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass to take a two-shot lead over Joe Durant going into the weekend at the Web.com Tour Championship. Svoboda had a 67 and was among those three shots behind. The leader of the special money list from the four tournaments that determine PGA Tour cards are exempt into The Players Championship on the Stadium Course.

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Hadley was at 9-under 131.

Durant had a 67 to boost his bid at earning one of 25 tour cards available. Hadley already is assured his card from finishing third on the Web.com money list in the regular season.