OPELIKA, Ala. – Jhonattan Vegas shot a course-record 11-under 60, making a hole-in-one, another eagle and two closing birdies Friday to take a six-stroke lead in the Barbasol Championship.
The Venezuelan Olympic qualifier pumped his first after finishing with a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-4 ninth on Grand National's Lake Course. Tied for the first-round lead with Angel Cabrera after a 65, Vegas had a 17-under 125 total — a shot off the PGA Tour record for strokes in the first two rounds.
Vegas played a six-hole stretch on his first nine in 7 under.
He started with a birdie on the par-3 12th, made a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-5 13th, birdied the par-4 14th and 15th and par-5 16th, and capped the run with the ace on the 190-yard 17th.
On his second nine, Vegas birdied the par-4 second, bogeyed the par-4 fourth, and birdied the par-5 fifth. He made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth and the 12-footer on the ninth.
Vegas won the 2011 Bob Hope Classic for his lone tour title.
Hudson Swafford was second at 11 under after a 63. He had an eagle, eight birdies and a double bogey.
Former Auburn player Michael Johnson shot a 65 to reach 10 under in his pro debut.