Herman Leads Barbasol after 54 holes

Herman Leads Barbasol after 54 holes
Source: PGA Tour

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) -NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Helped by President Donald Trump’s putting advice, Jim Herman had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.

Trump's regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman changed to a conventional putting grip and clubhead at the president's suggestion.

Herman made an 11-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth and a 10-footer on the par-5 15th. He also had six birdies to get to 24-under 192 at rain-softened Keene Trace.

Encouraged by Trump to pursue a playing career, the 41-year-old Herman won the 2016 Houston Open for his lone tour title - a victory that followed a friendly round with Trump.

Kelly Kraft was second after a 61.

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