David Hearn had five birdies en route to a four under 68 today at TPC San Antonio putting him tied for fifth going into the weekend, combining his 68 with a 70 on Thursday.
Hearn’s strong play can be credited to his work on the greens, as he leads the field this week in strokes gained-putting.
Putting has been an issue for Hearn after the ban on anchoring putters, as Hearn was a player that relied heavily on anchoring his putter for his prior success on the greens.
Hearn credited his success after today’s round to his former putter that he would normally anchor, that he has since shaved down.
Tomorrow’s round will be telling for Hearn, who ranks 204th on tour in average putts in the third round.
Hearn’s best finish on tour this season came in November at The RSM Classic, where he finished tied for 17th. He does not have full status this season because he finished 128th in the Fedex Cup standings last season.
Hearn tees off tomorrow at 12:05 ET with Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel.
Canadians Corey Conners and Ben Silverman also made the cut are both tied for 48th.