Snedeker leads Sony Open through 36 holes


Brandt Snedeker holds the 36-hole lead at the Sony Open heading into the weekend at Waialae Country Club. Here’s how the second round played out in Honolulu:

Leaderboard: Snedeker (-12), Kevin Kisner (-11), Zach Johnson (-10), Luke Donald (-10), Zac Blair (-10)

What it means: Snedeker through two rounds is followed closely by Kisner, who has racked up five top-2 finishes in the last year, Johnson, who last won in the United States at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament on Champions in Maui, Donald, who contemplated quitting the game last year, and Blair, who finished sixth at this event as a rookie last year. Snedeker himself is enjoying his time in Hawaii, after tying for third last week. He is in search of his eighth PGA Tour victory and first since last year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Round of the day: Graeme DeLaet bounced back from an opening 73 to shoot the round of the week, an 8-under 62. DeLaet made four birdies on each side and now sits seven shots back of the lead heading into the weekend.

Best of the rest: Blair and Fabian Gomez both turned in 6-under 64s. Blair was bogey-free with six birdies while Gomez made five birdies, one bogey and an eagle at the par-5 ninth.

Biggest disappointment: Justin Thomas failed to break par in two rounds at Waialae and is headed home early. Other notables to miss the 2-under cut include Erik Compton, Chris Kirk, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell.

Shot of the day: graduate and PGA Tour rookie Si Woo Kim made this eagle from the greenside bunker on No. 18, his ninth hole of the day.