Power and McDowell in the hunt at Bermuda Championship

Taylor Pendrith leads at Port Royal after a second round of 61 on Friday

Séamus Power and Graeme McDowell both sit six shots off the lead after day two of the Bermuda Championship where Taylor Pendrith leads after a round of 61.

McDowell carded four birdies and a bogey on his front nine at Port Royal before picking up another shot at his 10th hole. A bogey on the eighth, his 17th, saw him slip back but a closing birdie was enough to sign for a round of 67.

For Power it was a 70 to add to his first round 67 thanks to a good fightback on his last few holes after a double bogey at the first, his 10th, dropped him back to two over for the day.

The Waterford man picked up birdies at his 14th and 15th holes before making an eagle at the Par 5 seventh. A bogey would follow at his 17th which saw him drop back to five under beside McDowell in a tie for 17th.

At the top of the leaderboard Pendrith is 11 under, one clear of Patrick Rodgers while English journeyman David Skinns also played his way into contention.

Skinns, who turned to delivery driving to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, carded a second-consecutive 67 to post a halfway total of eight under par.

The 39-year-old from Lincolnshire is a veteran of the mini tours in the United States and earned his PGA Tour card for this season by winning the final event of the second-tier Korn Ferry Tour in August.

“I’m feeling pretty comfortable,” Skinns told reporters after a round containing seven birdies and three bogeys. “That’s half the battle out here, feel ordinary.

“I’m sure Tiger Woods felt every single movement was ordinary to him because he’s seen everything.

“That’s kind of where we all want to get to. We want to be in those moments, but have them feel like you’ve been there before. We go week by week.”

Collated scores after round two of the Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda (USA unless stated, Par 71)

131 Taylor Pendrith (Can) 70 61

132 Patrick Rodgers 68 64

133 Vincent Whaley 66 67

134 Danny Lee (Nzl) 67 67, David Skinns (Eng) 67 67

135 Patrick Flavin 69 66, Lucas Herbert (Aus) 70 65, Justin Lower 67 68, Peter Malnati 70 65

136 Ludvig Aaberg (Swe) 68 68, Chad Ramey 65 71, Chase Seiffert 71 65, Alex Smalley 69 67, Adam Svensson (Can) 68 68, Curtis Thompson 69 67, Peter Uihlein 71 65

137 Brandon Hagy 65 72, Mark Hubbard 74 63, Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 70 67, Guido Migliozzi (Ita) 72 65, Sean O'Hair 69 68, Séamus Power (Irl) 67 70, Patrick Reed 68 69, Davis Riley 71 66, Matthias Schwab (Aut) 74 63

138 Luke Donald (Eng) 72 66, Brett Drewitt (Aus) 72 66, Dylan Frittelli (Rsa) 68 70, Kramer Hickok 70 68, Max McGreevy 73 65, D. A. Points 69 69, J. J. Spaun 73 65, Dylan Wu 69 69

139 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 67 72, Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa) 71 68, Hayden Buckley 71 68, Ben Crane 71 68, Thomas Detry (Bel) 73 66, Austin Eckroat 68 71, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng) 71 68, Robert Garrigus 72 67, Scott Gutschewski 69 70, Garrick Higgo (Rsa) 67 72, Stephan Jaeger (Ger) 72 67, Greyson Sigg 68 71, Sahith Theegala 73 66

140 Sang-Moon Bae (Kor) 71 69, Scott Brown 71 69, Jonathan Byrd 72 68, Adam Hadwin (Can) 74 66, Russell Knox (Sco) 72 68, Denny McCarthy 72 68, John Merrick 72 68, Aaron Rai (Eng) 71 69, Kyle Wilshire 73 67, Brandon Wu 70 70

141 David Hearn (Can) 69 72, Ben Martin 71 70, Guillermo Mito Pereira (Chi) 73 68, Seth Reeves 69 72, Sepp Straka (Aut) 74 67, Johnson Wagner 74 67

142 Ryan Armour 73 69, Arjun Atwal (Ind) 70 72, Brian Gay 75 67, Lee Hodges 72 70, Kurt Kitayama 74 68, Jim Knous 76 66, Ben Kohles 74 68, David Lingmerth (Swe) 75 67, Seung-Yul Noh (Kor) 73 69, John Senden (Aus) 72 70, Scott Stallings 74 68, Camilo Villegas (Col) 77 65, Nick Watney 70 72

The following players missed the cut:

143 Daniel Chopra (Swe) 73 70, Jason Dufner 73 70, Harry Hall (Eng) 72 71, Nick Hardy 75 68, J. J. Henry 75 68, Bo Hoag 70 73, Michael Kim 73 70, Andrew Novak 75 68, Austin Smotherman 76 67, Chris Stroud 75 68, ian Stuard 75 68, Olin Browne 74 69

144 Joseph Bramlett 73 71, Austin Cook 75 69, Fabian Gomez (Arg) 74 70, Jordan Gumberg 71 73, Cameron Percy (Aus) 76 68, Ted Potter Jr. 76 68, Dawie van der Walt (Rsa) 76 68

145 Erik Barnes 74 71, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 72 73, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 75 70, Hank Lebioda 71 74, David Lipsky 74 71, Matthew NeSmith 77 68, John Pak 77 68

146 Jason Bohn 74 72, Matt Hill (Can) 74 72, Beau Hossler 78 68, Martin Trainer 77 69

147 Ricky Barnes 77 70, Tommy Gainey 76 71, Nick Taylor (Can) 76 71, Vaughn Taylor 76 71, Danny Willett (Eng) 75 72

148 Andres Romero (Arg) 75 73

149 Jay McLuen 79 70, Ted Purdy 75 74, Michael Sims (Ber) 72 77

150 Camiko Smith (Ber) 80 70, Kevin Stadler 73 77

151 Greg Koch 78 73, John Rollins 80 71, Richard S. Johnson (Swe) 77 74

152 Damian Palanyandi (Ber) 76 76

155 Parker McLachlin 79 76

156 Chaka DeSilva (Ber) 76 80

180 Brian Morris 88 92

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