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Mark Hensby, Whee Kim share lead in Alabama in PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship

  • Whee Kim, of South Korea, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Whee Kim, of South Korea, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Whee Kim, of South Korea, waves to fans after finishing the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Whee Kim, of South Korea, waves to fans after finishing the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sam Saunders watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Sam Saunders watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Barbasol Championship golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Opelika, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

Australia's Mark Hensby birdied three of the final four holes Friday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the second-round lead in the inaugural Barbasol Championship.

Hensby matched South Korea's Whee Kim at 9-under 133 on Grand National's Lake Course in the PGA Tour event for players who failed to qualify for the British Open.

The 43-year-old Hensby won the 2004 John Deere Classic for his lone PGA Tour title.

Kim shot a 66. He's playing his 19th event in his rookie season on the PGA Tour.

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 98, shot a 66 to join first-round leader Sam Saunders and Charlie Beljan at 8 under. Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, followed his opening 64 with a 70, and Beljan had a 64.

David Toms topped the group at 7 under after a 66.