MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Greg Chalmers stayed on top of the leaderboard Friday, firing a second-round 67 to move 9 under and build a two-shot lead in the U.S. Bank Championship.
A day after blustery conditions made the field post the worst scores in a round since 2004, no one passed the smooth putting, left-handed Australian who was nicknamed "Snake" by friends as a play off his last name.
While Chalmers charmed, fellow first-round leader Jeff Klauk shot a 69 to finish two strokes behind along with Chris Riley (66) and Kris Blanks (63). Kevin Na (65), Marc Turnesa (65) and Steve Flesch (65) were another stroke back at 6-under 134.
Temperatures plunged into the 60s and rain showers made it feel closer to the British Open at Turnberry than summertime in the Midwest at a tournament that's looking for a new title sponsor to return next year.
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Madison native Jerry Kelly is three under par after round two, six shots back of the lead while Skip Kendall shot an even 70 on Friday to stay at four under par.