Collins misses 59 as he takes Barbasol lead

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Chad Collins missed out on a stunning second-round 59 as he surged into a four-stroke lead at the Barbasol Championship.

With all eyes on The Open, American golfer Collins dominated in Opelika, Alabama on Friday thanks to an 11-under-par 60.

Collins had the chance to break 60 but he parred the final two holes to be 15 under at the halfway stage of the PGA Tour event.

The 38-year-old recorded 11 birdies, six in succession from the 11th hole to the 16th.

Grayson Murray (64) improved eight positions to be tied for second alongside overnight leader Cameron Tringale (66).

A shot further back are Brian Gay (63) and Canadian David Hearn (65).