Sony Open 2013: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2013

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 11:  Russell Henley hits his second shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Golf fans were treated to another great day of action from the 2013 Sony Open as Day 2 heated competition atop the leaderboard in the PGA's second event of the season. 

Russell Henley managed to take the top spot from Day 1 leader Scott Langley by virtue of his 63 on the day. Henley's performance was highlighted by seven birdies and zero bogeys. After limiting himself to one bogey in the first round, his consistency should make him a threat to remain at the top throughout the weekend. 

Day 1 leader Scott Langley lost some ground after shooting a 66 but managed to stay in the hunt and enters Saturday only two strokes behind Henley for the lead. 

The biggest story to come out of Day 2 was the withdrawal of Dustin Johnson. After winning the Tournament of Champions just one week ago, Johnson was forced to withdraw after nine holes on Friday due to the flu, according to The Washington Post.

Among the fastest risers on the leaderboard were Chris Kirk and Pat Perez. Kirk fired the day's best score with a 62 to bring his total to 10-under par, and Perez got into contention with a 63 to follow up his 68 from Day 1. 

Scott Piercy continued his consistent play as he fired a 63 for the second consecutive day to come in at 12-under par and third on the leaderboard.

 

Leaderboard (Full Leaderboard at PGATour.com)

1 Russell Henley -14
T2 Scott Langley -12
T2 Scott Piercy -12
4 Matt Kuchar -11
T5 Chris Kirk

-10

T5 Tim Clark

-10

T5 Charles Howell III

-10

8 Pat Perez

-9

T9 Stephen Ames

-8

T9 Danny Lee

-8

T9 Scott Gardner

-8

T9 Tim Herron

-8

 

Round 3 play picks up Saturday, Jan. 12. 

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