The second round will finish tomorrow morning at 9:15 a.m. and the third round will then begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. with players going off split tees in threesomes. The cut line was set at 6-under par.
Ben Crane is the leader at the halfway point of the tournament, he currently sits at 14-under par setting a new tournament record for low 36-hole scoring with rounds of 66-62. The previous low 36-hole record was 11-under par, 131, set by Harry Higgs, Brendon Todd, and Scottie Scheffler in 2019 and tied by Taylor Pendrith last year.
Crane, who started on #10, carded nine Birdies and an Eagle to go with two Bogeys. He also tied the tournament record for lowest front nine score with a 29, carding five Birdies and an Eagle from Holes 1-7.
First-round leader Austin Smotherman, Adam Schenk, Aaron Baddeley, Robby Shelton, and Ben Griffin are all in a five-way tie for 2nd place at 13-under par, 129, one stroke behind Crane.
Two strokes back of the lead are Seamus Power, Kevin Yu, Zecheng Dou, Dylan Wu, and Nico Echavarria, all at -12, 130.
Jarryd Dillas will finish his round Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. but will miss the cut. His opening round 69 was the lowest score posted by a Bermudian competing in the tournament historically.
Michael Sims finished at 1-over par, at 143, Nick Jones finished at 5-over par 147) and Kim Swan ended at 28-over par, 170.
2020 Butterfield Bermuda Championship winner Brian Gay shot 5-under par, 66 to sit four shots back at 10-under par. Playing in every tournament so far, he has now posted rounds under par in 13 of his 14 rounds with a lone 75 in the first round of 2021.