Toronto - Kevin Tway is hoping to make the 2018 Canadian
Open a family affair by following in the footsteps of his father, the 2003
champion Bob Tway.
Kevin birdied the final hole for a 65 on Friday to reach a
13-under 131 total for a one stroke lead over the red-hot Keegan Bradley and
Kim Whee at the Glen Abbey golf course.
Kevin, who is aiming to win for the first time on the USPGA
Tour, wants to emulate his father, who posted his final career victory in the
same event 15 years ago when it was held in Hamilton, Ontario.
"I talk to Dad every day, no matter if I'm home,
here," Kevin said. "We talk about every round. He can probably tell
you what kind of shots I'm hitting just by like watching on TV. He knows what
the swing looks like.
"He's been there throughout, so he's a big key for
Kim had a 65 to equal Bradley at 12-under 132.
Johnson Wagner (65) and An Byeong-hun (67) were at 11 under.
American Dustin Johnson (66), Zac Blair (67), Joaquin Niemann (67) and Aussie
Aaron Baddeley (66) were at 10 under.
Nick Taylor was the top Canadian, shooting a 67 to reach a
nine-under 135 total.
Bradley, the 2011 PGA Champion, played the final four holes
in six under. He finished with three eagles on the day en route to a nine-under
Playing alongside Tway, the 32-year-old American closed
"That was wild," Bradley said. "It turned
kind of an average day out here into something really special."
Bradley's most recent PGA Tour win came in the 2012 World
Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Taylor, of Vancouver, said the key for him was keeping his
drives on the fairway.
"I hit it great off the tee, which set me up for a lot
of short irons, and I gave myself a lot of chances," Taylor said.
First-round leader Robert Garrigus also was nine under,
following an opening 63 with a 72.
Two-time defending champion Jhonattan Vegas was five under
after a 70.
Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and Canada's Mike Weir missed
Leading completed scores from second round of USPGA Tour RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario on Friday (par 72; USA unless stated):
131 - Kevin Tway 66-65
132 - Kim Whee (KOR) 67-65, Keegan Bradley 69-63,
133 - An Byeong-hun (KOR) 66-67, Johnson Wagner 68-65
134 - Zac Blair 67-67, Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 67-67, Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 68-66, Dustin Johnson 68-66,
135 - Nick Taylor (CAN) 68-67, Robert Garrigus 63-72, Andrew Putnam 67-68, Ian Poulter (ENG) 66-69, Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 68-67