Brendon de Jonge turned in one of the best rounds of the season firing a 10-under 62 in round two of the Wells Fargo Championship. The 62 equals the course record at Quail Hollow set by Rory McIlroy in the final round of the 2010 edition.
In round two, De Jonge had eight birdies and an eagle on the par-4 fourteenth en route to a rare-cooked 62. He began his round with birdies on ten and eleven, and the eagle on fourteen moved him to four-under through five. Birdies on sixteen and seventeen gave him a back-nine 30 as he made the turn at six-under. A birdie on one put de Jonge on the course-record/59 watch, and birdies on three and four made the round a must watch with two par-fives over the final five holes. He cooled the jets a bit with a par on the par-5 fifth, but managed a birdie on seven to shoot a sizzling 10-under 62.
The round is also notable because it moved de Jonge into red numbers for the tournament at two-under total. The man from Zimbabwe failed to register a single birdie in round one, and finished with an 80. De Jonge’s play on fourteen summarizes the polar opposite rounds. In the first round, de Jonge double-bogeyed the par-4, and in the second round he eagled it. Enough said!