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Players raving about course conditions in 2nd round of RBC Heritage

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The second round of the RBC Heritage is winding down and we're now getting ready for the weekend at Harbour Town. 

WTOC's Tim Guidera has been on Hilton Head all week and says the scoring seems to have slowed down a little on Friday. It's made for a crowded leaderboard as we come to the end of round two. Right now, Graeme Delaet is leading at 10-under par, but there are 23 players within five shots of the lead, and the ideal scoring conditions could have something to do with that.

With the golf course in excellent shape, many players are saying the best it's ever been, and Harbour Town's familiar wind is lying down, so more players than usual have had the chance to shoot low rounds. In fact, on Thursday, seven of the top 10 players on the leaderboard played in the afternoon, when it's usually so much more difficult to score. Because the conditions are good and not changing, scoring opportunities have continued all day both of the first two days.

"I think, it wasn't very windy, so with the greens as pure as they are, it lends itself to guys holing putts. Everybody out here are good players and they obviously putt pretty good, so I wasn't necessarily surprised to see a couple of low rounds," said Ian Poulter, who tied for second place after finishing the second round. 

A couple of those low rounds came from Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, who is just three shots off the lead heading into the weekend. Fans are already imagining the scene if he were able to win the tartan jacket that his grandfather pulled on after winning the first Heritage in 1969...but there's still the weekend left to play at the 49th RBC Heritage. WTOC will be there for it all. 

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