Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Chad Collins had golf's magic number in his sights Friday at the Utah Championship, but he closed with six straight pars and settled for a 11-under 60 and the second-round lead.
Collins started on the 10th tee and went out in a Web.com Tour record-tying 27, notching seven birdies and an eagle over that blistering stretch. After a par at the first, the 2000 Indiana State Amateur champion carded back-to-back birdies from the second to reach 11-under for his round. Needing one more birdie for the elusive 59, Collins instead parred out to finish 36 holes at 16-under 126, three strokes ahead of first-round co-leader Brian Prouty, who shot 66 at Willow Creek Country Club.
Jamie Lovemark fired a 62 to join Prouty and Adam Hadwin (65) in second place at 13-under 129 through 36 holes.
Ashley Hall, Alex Cejka and Peter Tomasulo also carded 62s to move into a tie for fifth alongside Ben Martin (63) and Kevin Foley (66) at minus-12.
More to follow.