Sony Open. Brian Blazes Trail, January 10 2014

dragon logo dark     Brian Stuard blazes a trail at the top of the leaderboard at the Sony Open  at the wonderful Waialae Country Club course in Hawaii. Brian Stuard / Getty Images Brian  finished off his second round with an Eagle, using a hybrid 3-iron into 2 feet on the par-5 ninth hole for a -5 under par 65. Back to back 65's have given Brian a -10 under par tournament total, a one shot lead going into the week-end. Brian said he feels comfortable on the greens; "I think it's something to do with the greens, I feel comfortable on the greens. I feel like I read them pretty well and I'm able to make putts." Second place belongs to Aussie Marc Leishman and Japanese Hideto Tanihara, both players one shot adrift of the lead at -9 under par. Marc with a smooth second round -6 under par 64, and Hideto carded a -5 under par 65. Marc also had an Eagle on the ninth hole, and said it has out him right into the mix;  "They're the sort of things that really turn an average round into a good one, or a good one into a great one. It was nice to shoot six under and get myself right in it." Harris English, at -8 under par for the tournament is alone in fourth position, while Jason Kokrak is one of the six players at -7 under par. Jason admitted he had done little practice, but was pleased with how it is going “I’m keeping the ball in play, keeping the ball in front of me, I’m pleased with where I’m at right now. I’m going to have to make a few more putts. I didn’t do a whole lot of practicing this offseason, so I’m just kind of playing my way into some good play this week.” Keeping Jason company on -7 under par are, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker, Chris Kirk, Sang-Moon Bae and Chris Stroud. Surprisingly missing the cut is Jordan Spieth, he was on the verge of getting to -2-under par at the turn, until carelessly missing a four foot birdie putt. He followed that mistake with a tee shot out of bounds on the next hole, and never recovered. Apart from all that Jordan said he putted well; "The funny thing is, I putted better this week than last week."