NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.
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President Donald Trump's regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman had a one-stroke lead over Bill Haas at rain-softened Keene Trace.
Encouraged by Trump to pursue a playing career, Herman won the 2016 Shell Houston Open for his lone tour title.
Haas followed his opening 65 with a 66. He made a 45-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth, his 17th hole.
David Toms was two strokes back at 12 under after a 64. The 52-year-old Toms made a 13-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth, his 14th hole of the day. D.J. Trahan, Kelly Kraft and Kramer Hickok also were 12 under, each shooting 67.