2014 Sony Open: Brian Stuard holds the 36-hole lead, Adam Scott 3 back

Tom Pennington

Back-to-back 65s have Brian Stuard on top at the Sony Open. He doesn't lead by much, however, and there are a few notable names chasing.

The second round of the 2014 Sony Open is complete and while a few household names are in contention, everyone is chasing Brian Stuard. Stuard sits atop the leaderboard at 10-under after carding his second straight 65.

Although he began the day tied for third place, Stuard didn't appear poised for a surge up the leaderboard until late in his round. He made the turn in 34, 1-under on the round. Following four pars to open his second nine, he remained 1-under and 6-under overall heading into his 14th hole. That's when things started to change. Back-to-back birdies dropped him to 8-under and he capped the day with an eagle at his 18th hole to jump into the lead. Stuard is still in search of his first PGA Tour win, but does have two top 25 finishes in four 2014 events.

Marc Leishman is 9-under though two rounds, one stroke behind Stuard. Leishman, who is tied for second place with Hideto Tanihara, jumped 10 spots on the leaderboard thanks to a 6-under 64 in the second round. Harris English sits in fourth, two strokes off the lead at 8-under. English birdied six of his final 11 holes to rocket up the leaderboard. Sang-Moon Bae opened the round in the lead after shooting a 7-under 63 on Thursday. He remains at 7-under following an even-par 70.

Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner are among the notable names still in the hunt. Scott is tied for fifth place at 7-under after shooting a 4-under 66. Johnson and Dufner are both tied for 17th place at 5-under. Johnson is fresh off his win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and could be in contention to make it two straight with a solid third round.

The second round included a rarity in golf with James Hahn sinking his second shot at the Par-5 ninth hole for a double eagle. Hahn shot a 68 on the day, thanks in large part to this shot:

Jordan Spieth won't be around for the weekend after the 20-year-old finished at 1-over and missed the cut. He ran into trouble on his back nine, opening with a double-bogey on his 10th hole. That dropped him to 1-over for the round and overall, just on the wrong side of the cut line. He dropped another shot on his 15th hole and while he birdied his final hole, it was too little, too late. He finished 1-over, two strokes off the 1-under cut line. Here is a complete look at the scoreboard through 36 holes:

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

1

Brian Stuard

-10

65

65

T2

Marc Leishman

-9

67

64

T2

Hideto Tanihara

-9

66

65

4

Harris English

-8

66

66

T5

Jason Kokrak

-7

66

67

T5

Chris Kirk

-7

64

69

T5

Sang-Moon Bae

-7

63

70

T5

Chris Stroud

-7

68

65

T5

Jimmy Walker

-7

66

67

T5

Adam Scott

-7

67

66

T11

Hudson Swafford

-6

70

64

T11

Justin Leonard

-6

68

66

T11

Matt Every

-6

69

65

T11

Boo Weekley

-6

67

67

T11

Jerry Kelly

-6

67

67

T11

Greg Chalmers

-6

68

66

T17

Will Wilcox

-5

69

66

T17

Ryan Palmer

-5

65

70

T17

James Hahn

-5

67

68

T17

Brian Harman

-5

69

66

T17

Retief Goosen

-5

66

69

T17

Jason Dufner

-5

67

68

T17

Zach Johnson

-5

68

67

T17

Pat Perez

-5

68

67

T25

Mark Wilson

-4

68

68

T25

Derek Tolan

-4

70

66

T25

Ben Martin

-4

67

69

T25

Brendon Todd

-4

70

66

T25

Ryuji Imada

-4

67

69

T25

Jeff Overton

-4

68

68

T25

Robert Allenby

-4

68

68

T25

Matt Kuchar

-4

68

68

T25

Billy Hurley III

-4

67

69

T25

Seung-Yul Noh

-4

70

66

T25

K.J. Choi

-4

67

69

T36

Ricky Barnes

-3

68

69

T36

Daniel Summerhays

-3

66

71

T36

Morgan Hoffmann

-3

68

69

T36

Kevin Na

-3

70

67

T36

John Rollins

-3

69

68

T36

John Peterson

-3

68

69

T42

Tim Wilkinson

-2

71

67

T42

David Hearn

-2

68

70

T42

Michael Putnam

-2

70

68

T42

Scott Verplank

-2

71

67

T42

Russell Henley

-2

73

65

T42

Stewart Cink

-2

69

69

T42

Steven Bowditch

-2

72

66

T42

Stuart Appleby

-2

70

68

T42

Tyrone Van Aswegen

-2

69

69

T42

Heath Slocum

-2

69

69

T42

Brice Garnett

-2

67

71

T42

Hyung-Sung Kim

-2

70

68

T42

Spencer Levin

-2

69

69

T42

Paul Goydos

-2

74

64

T42

Tim Herron

-2

68

70

T42

Justin Hicks

-2

69

69

T42

Charlie Beljan

-2

68

70

T42

Charles Howell III

-2

71

67

T42

John Huh

-2

71

67

T42

Scott Brown

-2

71

67

T42

Eric Dugas

-2

70

68

T42

Chad Collins

-2

71

67

T42

Miguel Angel Carballo

-2

68

70

T42

Peter Malnati

-2

69

69

T66

Joe Durant

-1

68

71

T66

John Senden

-1

72

67

T66

Y.E. Yang

-1

73

66

T66

Brian Gay

-1

71

68

T66

Robert Streb

-1

70

69

T66

Brendon de Jonge

-1

68

71

T66

Toshinori Muto

-1

70

69

T66

William McGirt

-1

67

72

T66

Ken Duke

-1

68

71

T66

D.A. Points

-1

70

69

T66

Tommy Gainey

-1

72

67

T66

John Daly

-1

66

73

T66

Charlie Wi

-1

69

70

T66

Kevin Foley

-1

67

72

Cut Line

T80

Jim Herman

E

69

71

T80

Briny Baird

E

71

69

T80

Scott Piercy

E

71

69

T80

Troy Merritt

E

70

70

T80

Kevin Kisner

E

72

68

T80

Yuta Ikeda

E

72

68

T80

Frank Lickliter II

E

73

67

T80

Daniel Chopra

E

74

66

T80

Matt Bettencourt

E

70

70

T80

Will MacKenzie

E

70

70

T80

Derek Ernst

E

68

72

T80

Bobby Gates

E

70

70

T80

Johnson Wagner

E

69

71

T80

Russell Knox

E

68

72

T80

Masahiro Kawamura

E

72

68

T80

Bo Van Pelt

E

71

69

T96

Jonathan Byrd

1

70

71

T96

Jordan Spieth

1

70

71

T96

Jeff Maggert

1

70

71

T96

David Lingmerth

1

71

70

T96

Alex Prugh

1

69

72

T96

Danny Lee

1

73

68

T96

D.H. Lee

1

71

70

T96

Martin Trainer

1

72

69

T104

Cameron Tringale

2

73

69

T104

Erik Compton

2

73

69

T104

Josh Teater

2

72

70

T104

Nicholas Thompson

2

73

69

T104

Woody Austin

2

70

72

T104

Roberto Castro

2

68

74

T104

Ted Potter, Jr.

2

74

68

T104

Vijay Singh

2

70

72

T104

Rory Sabbatini

2

73

69

T104

Scott Langley

2

71

71

T104

Andrew Svoboda

2

71

71

T104

Yusaku Miyazato

2

69

73

T104

Edward Loar

2

73

69

T104

Mark Anderson

2

74

68

T118

Michael Thompson

3

72

71

T118

Ryo Ishikawa

3

73

70

T118

Shane Bertsch

3

75

68

T118

Will Claxton

3

71

72

T118

Bronson La'Cassie

3

69

74

T123

Fred Funk

4

72

72

T123

Scott Gardiner

4

68

76

T123

Jim Renner

4

72

72

T123

Chesson Hadley

4

72

72

T123

Alex Aragon

4

71

73

T123

Jamie Lovemark

4

73

71

T123

Wes Roach

4

70

74

T123

Kevin Tway

4

73

71

T131

Mike Weir

5

73

72

T131

Carl Pettersson

5

72

73

T131

Kenny Perry

5

70

75

T131

Brad Fritsch

5

69

76

T135

William Liu (a)

6

72

74

T135

Lee Williams

6

75

71

T135

Andrew Loupe

6

74

72

T138

Sean O'Hair

8

75

73

T138

Guan Tianlang (a)

8

73

75

140

Jared Sawada (a)

10

78

72

141

Bud Cauley

11

76

75

142

Troy Matteson

12

76

76

143

Kirk Nelson

14

74

80

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