Leishman goes low again in Sony


HONOLULU – Marc Leishman’s string of Sony Open success looks like it will continue this week.

On the heels of an opening-round 67, the Aussie posted a 6-under 64 on Friday to climb the leaderboard.

“It was a good day,” he said afterward. “I played reasonably well; probably didn't hit as many fairways as I would have liked to. But as long as you're missing it in the right spot around here, it's playable.”

Leishman has competed in this tournament on four previous occasions, never finishing worse than 27th. Last year, he finished in a share of ninth place.

“I like how firm it is. You've got to judge how far the ball is going to run. It's always windy, as well. I grew up in the wind and enjoy playing in the wind. Those things along with the course, as well, it's not a course that you can really overpower. You have to think your way around. I think if you play well you can score well, and if you're not playing good, there's not big numbers out there. I like that about it.”