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Chris Kirk, with a pair of chip-ins, takes 1-shot lead at Sea Island

  • Brian Davis, of England, watches his putt on the 13th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    Brian Davis, of England, watches his putt on the 13th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Briny Baird hits a drive off the 15th tee during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    Briny Baird hits a drive off the 15th tee during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brian Davis, of England, watches his shot onto the 14th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

    Brian Davis, of England, watches his shot onto the 14th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Kirk had a chip-in birdie, another birdie from off the green and one long par save to take the lead Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

Playing in the worst of chilly, blustery conditions at Sea Island, Kirk ran off five birdies on the back nine. He made a 40-foot birdie putt off the green on the 11th hole, and chipped in from nearly 60 feet on the tough 14th hole. And thanks to a 25-foot par putt on No. 8, he was able to post his second straight round of 4-under 66.

Kirk was at 8-under 132, one shot ahead of Kevin Chappell (68), Webb Simpson (68) and Briny Baird (70).

John Senden was 7 under with one hole to play when the round was stopped by darkness.