Hayden Buckley came up with a pair of back-nine eagles on Saturday and moved to the top of the pack at the Sony Open.
Buckley shot 64 at Waialae for the second straight day and stands at 15-under par, two clear of a trio of golfers. Buckley was sensational on the final nine. He started at the 10th hole when he holed a pitching wedge from 133-yards out for his first eagle. Nothing much happened after that. He bogeyed 11 then rolled off six straight pars. At the closing hole, he hit four-wood off the tee then from 220 yards out, his five-iron shot stopped inside three feet. He made that second eagle to shoot six-under.
Ben Taylor, David Lipsky and 36-hole leader Chris Kirk will start the final 18 on Sunday two shots back.
Andrew Putnam and Si Woo Kim are three back at 12-under par.
Buckley, Lipsky, and Taylor are all looking for their first PGA Tour wins. Kirk has the most winning experience among the contenders with four victories followed by Kim with three and Putnam with one.