RBC Heritage 2019: RBC Heritage Round 2: Tee times, pairings, TV info Shane Lowry held a one-shot lead after an opening 6-under 65 at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Daniel Berger, who missed more than four months due to an injury, was among a group of five tied for second at 66 along with Trey Mullinax, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer.
Dustin Johnson, No. 1 in the world after finishing T-2 at the Masters, shot 3-under 68 at Harbour Town.2019 RBC Heritage scores: Round 2 suspended in South Carolina as Shane Lowry clings to lead Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness.
Lowry, who opened at Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under 65 after a 78-73 flameout at the Masters last week, knew conditions were worsening and jumped all over the course as quick as he could with birdies on the first and second holes before storms swept the island resort area.
After waiting out a delay of 3 hours, 43 minutes, Lowry played consistently enough to keep in front. Trey Mullinax was a stroke behind after a 68. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Emiliano Grillo were 7 under after 67s.
Lowry was among 56 players who’ll return Saturday morning to complete the second round before starting the third. Mullinax, a shot behind when the round began, tied Lowry with a birdie on the 13th. But the Irishman countered moments later with a two-putt birdie on the 15th to take the lead.
Lowry opened with a 65 to take the first-round lead Thursday. The Irishman birdied his first two holes to get to 8 under before play was halted due to a strong storm system that had caused problems throughout the Southeast this week.
“This is one of those days when you look forward to getting back on the couch and watching the guys (in the afternoon) deal with it,” said past RBC Heritage champion Matt Kuchar, a morning starter who finished before the delay. “It’s one of those struggling days where you have gone through your own struggles and fun to watch your friends go through it.”
Mullinax wouldn’t have minded that, either. But instead he played into the fading light as the wind picked up over his final holes. He said he backed off twice on his five-footer on the 18th to finish with a par.