Duncan enjoys slender Safeway lead

07 October 2017 07:14:08 EST

Tyler Duncan has described his one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Safeway Open as "something special".

The 28-year-old, who is making only his second start on the PGA Tour after graduating from the Web.com Tour, carded seven birdies, three bogeys and an eagle at the 18th to record a second-round score of six-under-par 66.

It's something I've dreamed about for a long time. I'm just happy to be playing here and to be in the lead is something special.

Tyler Duncan

Tyler's 13-under 131 total after 36 holes is enough to keep him a shot ahead of defending champion Brendan Steele at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

"It's crazy, it's nothing I could have ever dreamed of," said Duncan.

"I don't think it's sunk in yet, to be honest. It's something I've dreamed about for a long time. I'm just happy to be playing here and to be in the lead is something special."

The 2016 champion Steele fired a 67 for his second round, while Chesson Hadley broke the course record with a career-best 61 to get within two strokes of the lead.

Steele said: "It was really a solid day, very similar to yesterday. I hit a lot of good shots, rolled and a lot of good putts and was able to watch Chesson go crazy."

England's Brian Davis is the only British player in the top 10 at the halfway stage after a second round of 66 left him five shots off the lead.

Duncan is 500/1 to win the Safeway Open, while Steele is priced at 1/1000 and Hadley is 250/1.

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