After an up-and-down opening round in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday, former LSU All-American David Toms put together a solid round Friday morning at TPC Louisiana.
Toms had three birdies and three bogeys on his scorecard Thursday for an even-par 72 at the rain-soaked TPC Louisiana layout, but got going on his second nine in the second round and shot a 5-under 67 for the day.
Starting Friday’s round on the back nine, Toms sandwiched two birdies around a bogey before picking up four birdies on the front nine. He has a 5-under 139 total for two rounds, just six shots behind early second-round leader Hudson Swafford.
“I just didn’t score at all (Thursday) and had only a couple birdies,” Toms said. “Today, I was really patient on the front nine. I couldn’t get anything going on the back nine and then my last nine holes were pretty solid.”
Toms finished his round with a 15-foot double-breaking birdie putt at the par 4 eighth hole and then just missed a 15-foot birdie at the par 3 ninth.
Swafford jumped into the early second-round lead in the $6.9 million event at 11-under following a 6-under 66 on Friday and a 67 on Thursday.
He was one shot ahead of Brendon de Jonge, who shared the first-round lead Thursday with Boo Weekley at 8-under. De Jonge had a 2-under 70 Friday, while Weekley had an early afternoon tee time Friday.
Another former LSU All-American, John Peterson, shot a 4-under 68 Friday and is at 6-under for the tournament after opening with a 2-under 70 on Thursday.