MADISON, Miss. — Billy Horschel was one of the few players who walked off steamy Annandale Golf Course in a good mood Friday afternoon.
While others looked haggard after broiling in Mississippi's brutal summer weather, Horschel could have gone another 18. "Playing the way I am," the former Gator, 25, said, "I don't want to go home."
Horschel shot 9-under 63 in the second round of the True South Classic to take a one-stroke at waterlogged Annandale. It was his best round on the PGA Tour in his four years. He was at 13-under 131.
Matt Bettencourt shot 6-under 66 and was one stroke back. Steven Bowditch had 67 and was another stroke back.
First-round leader Jason Bohn was also at 12 under through nine holes and must finish his round this morning.
Players fought the weather all day. There was a one-hour rain delay in the morning and temperatures that reached the low 90s in the afternoon. Several caddies couldn't finish the round. Mark Carnevale and Steve Wheatcroft withdrew because of heat exhaustion.
Horschel played 31 holes Friday, finishing most of his first round in the morning after thunderstorms forced an early end to Thursday's round. About half the field, including Tampa resident Ryuji Imada, has to finish the second round today.