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Hot putter props Choi

South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the lead before torrential rain and strong winds halted the second round at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday.

Choi made use of his advantageous early tee time, holing out three times from outside 20 feet on his way to a four-under 67 to post a five-under 137 halfway total at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.

Competition was stopped just before 3pm with half the field still on the course.

Australian Robert Allenby was best of those whose rounds were interrupted, one stroke behind Choi after completing just five holes.

Joint first-round leader Matt Kuchar endured a nightmare start, making two double-bogeys in six holes to plunge four strokes behind Choi. - Reuters.