Harris English shot a second round of -6 under par, 64 to break clear of the pack in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. Harris English / Lyons / Getty Images Harris English has given himself a two shot lead at the half-way stage of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis Tennessee, with his 36 hole score of -10 under par. He had a red-hot putter and said it was awesome to be at the top; " It's awesome to be in this position, I've worked very hard the last couple weeks and couple months to get in this position, and I feel like I'm ready and I feel like I got a lot of good people around me to help me. I haven't holed out in a while, to make it on 2, probably the hardest hole on the golf course, is kind of unbelievable. I grew up on greens like this down in south Georgia, fast Bermuda greens. I'm very comfortable on these type of greens. I know when it's going to be fast, and it's really fast. And when into the green, it's really slow. I have a good handle on the speed, that's really what helped me today. When you get the speed down on the greens, you can start making some putts. I'm still looking for my first win and still hungry to be the best and to try to get my first win." Nearest challenger on Friday was Shawn Stefani, who had a second round of -5 under par for his tournament total of -8 under par. Tied in third place are Paul Haley 11 and Scott Stallings, both players are at -5 under par. Defending champion Dustin Johnson is at -3 under par but has more or less conceded this tournament, especially if Harris has another good round tomorrow; "If he has another two days like the first two, it will be tough to catch him,. But I would say I look forward to being bunched throughout on Sunday coming down the stretch." Being seven shots behind the leader at the moment Dustin needs a good round tomorrow, but still needs Harris to have an off round to even think of catching him. Missing the cut here in Memphis, Brandt Snedeker, D.A. Points and Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old amateur from China who made the cut at the Masters. Paul Goydos missed the cut too, but he did play on Friday, shooting a 72, after fearing that he had re-injured his left wrist during the opening round. Tim Clark and David Duval also joined the missed cut brigade.