RBC Heritage R2

Steward Cink takes 5-shot lead into the weekend

RBC Heritage 2021 R2
April 15-18
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
$7,100,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Steward Cink shot a second 63 to take the lead heading into the weekend at the RBC Heritage.


RBC Heritage 2021 R2

Cink’s 6-under 126 for 36-holes betters Jack Nicklaus’ and Phil Mickelson’s 129 in 1975 and 2002.

“It doesn’t feel all that special, to be honest with you,” said Cink. “We just kind of worked our game plan.”


RBC Heritage 2021 R2

He credits his performance to good preparation and following through on the strategy he and son Reagan, his caddie, collaborate on ahead of tournaments

“We call it bludgeoning and we’re just bludgeoning that plan almost to death. When you manage yourself around a course like that and execute, the golf courses yield.”


RBC Heritage 2021 R2

Cink has won twice at Harbour Town (2000, 2004) but has not finished in the top 20 there in a decade. The last time he led after 36 holes was at the Travelers Championship in 2008.

He has been on form recently, winning at the Safeway Open for the first time in eleven years and has finished in the top-20 five times since including a tie for 12th at the Masters last week.


RBC Heritage 2021 R2

Corey Conners and Emiliano Grillo both shot 64s and lie five and six shots behind Cink respectively.

“Giving myself lots of chances and was really nice to see some go in,” said Conners. “Hopefully, can keep that up going into the weekend.”

RBC Heritage 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Stewart Cink
-16
63
63
126
2
Corey Conners *
-11
67
64
131
3
Emiliano Grillo
-10
68
64
132
T4
Billy Horschel
-9
66
67
133
T4
Sungjae Im *
-9
68
65
133
T4
Collin Morikawa *
-9
65
68
133
T4
Cameron Smith *
-9
62
71
133
T8
Wesley Bryan *
-8
68
66
134
T8
Tom Hoge *
-8
67
67
134
T8
Harold Varner III
-8
66
68
134
T11
Abraham Ancer *
-7
69
66
135
T11
Matt Fitzpatrick
-7
71
64
135
T11
Shane Lowry
-7
70
65
135
T11
Michael Thompson *
-7
68
67
135
T11
Will Zalatoris
-7
68
67
135
T16
Lucas Glover
-6
67
69
136
T16
Charles Howell III *
-6
66
70
136
T16
Sung Kang
-6
68
68
136
T19
Branden Grace
-5
68
69
137
T19
Brian Harman *
-5
67
70
137
T19
Charley Hoffman
-5
68
69
137
T19
Dustin Johnson
-5
70
67
137
T19
Chris Kirk
-5
70
67
137
T19
Robert MacIntyre *
-5
70
67
137
T19
Ian Poulter
-5
69
68
137
T19
Adam Schenk *
-5
68
69
137
T19
Sepp Straka
-5
70
67
137
T19
Robert Streb
-5
68
69
137
T19
Camilo Villegas *
-5
69
68
137
T19
Matt Wallace
-5
65
72
137
T31
Daniel Berger
-4
67
71
138
T31
Cameron Davis *
-4
69
69
138
T31
Dylan Frittelli
-4
71
67
138
T31
Mackenzie Hughes
-4
67
71
138
T31
Si Woo Kim *
-4
71
67
138
T31
Matt Kuchar
-4
70
68
138
T31
Maverick McNealy *
-4
71
67
138
T31
Kevin Streelman *
-4
67
71
138
T31
Brian Stuard *
-4
70
68
138
T40
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-3
70
69
139
T40
Brice Garnett
-3
69
70
139
T40
Doug Ghim
-3
70
69
139
T40
Tyrrell Hatton *
-3
73
66
139
T40
Russell Henley
-3
69
70
139
T40
Harry Higgs *
-3
71
68
139
T40
Tom Lewis *
-3
72
67
139
T40
Ryan Moore *
-3
70
69
139
T40
Alex Noren
-3
71
68
139
T40
Rory Sabbatini *
-3
70
69
139
T40
Chase Seiffert
-3
71
68
139
T40
Webb Simpson *
-3
71
68
139
T40
Lee Westwood *
-3
71
68
139
T40
Danny Willett
-3
68
71
139
T54
Sam Burns
-2
72
68
140
T54
Wyndham Clark
-2
70
70
140
T54
Scott Harrington
-2
69
71
140
T54
Andrew Landry
-2
70
70
140
T54
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-2
67
73
140
T54
Luke List *
-2
74
66
140
T54
Denny McCarthy
-2
73
67
140
T54
Matthew NeSmith
-2
68
72
140
T54
Scott Piercy
-2
70
70
140
T54
Brandt Snedeker *
-2
69
71
140
T54
Brendon Todd *
-2
70
70
140
T54
Kevin Tway
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Byeong Hun An
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Austin Cook
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Tommy Fleetwood
-1
76
65
141
CUT
Jim Furyk
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Danny Lee
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Pat Perez
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Hudson Swafford
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Rafael Campos
E
70
72
142
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
E
71
71
142
CUT
Paul Casey
E
74
68
142
CUT
Jason Dufner
E
71
71
142
CUT
Brian Gay
E
68
74
142
CUT
Zach Johnson
E
72
70
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
E
73
69
142
CUT
J.T. Poston
E
74
68
142
CUT
Kyle Stanley
E
70
72
142
CUT
Ryan Armour
1
72
71
143
CUT
Sergio Garcia
1
68
75
143
CUT
Bill Haas
1
72
71
143
CUT
Adam Hadwin
1
76
67
143
CUT
Jim Herman
1
75
68
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
1
74
69
143
CUT
Russell Knox
1
71
72
143
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
1
72
71
143
CUT
Ben Martin
1
74
69
143
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
1
68
75
143
CUT
Scott Stallings
1
73
70
143
CUT
Nick Taylor
1
69
74
143
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
1
68
75
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
2
71
73
144
CUT
Tommy Gibson
2
73
71
144
CUT
Chesson Hadley
2
74
70
144
CUT
Bo Hoag
2
72
72
144
CUT
Beau Hossler
2
74
70
144
CUT
Davis Love III
2
74
70
144
CUT
Graeme McDowell
2
73
71
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
2
68
76
144
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
2
72
72
144
CUT
Luke Donald
3
73
72
145
CUT
William Gordon
3
75
70
145
CUT
Kevin Kisner
3
72
73
145
CUT
Adam Long
3
73
72
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
3
73
72
145
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
3
73
72
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
4
76
70
146
CUT
Harris English
4
70
76
146
CUT
Mark Hubbard
4
73
73
146
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
4
71
75
146
CUT
William McGirt
4
74
72
146
CUT
Kevin Na
4
74
72
146
CUT
Henrik Norlander
4
72
74
146
CUT
Martin Trainer
4
73
73
146
CUT
Richy Werenski
4
69
77
146
CUT
Scott Brown
5
73
74
147
CUT
Michael Gligic
5
76
71
147
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
5
73
74
147
CUT
Aaron Wise
5
72
75
147
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
5
75
72
147
CUT
Bryson Nimmer
6
80
68
148
CUT
Chez Reavie
6
75
73
148
CUT
Robby Shelton
6
73
75
148
CUT
John Augenstein
8
72
78
150
CUT
Andrew Putnam
8
70
80
150
CUT
Brandon Hagy
10
76
76
152
CUT
Doc Redman
10
81
71
152
CUT
Nick Watney
10
72
80
152
WD
Michael Kim
E
* Player started on the back nine
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