Bernard, Hammer tied for the lead heading into the weekend at The Azalea

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - 1st round leader Hugo Bernard shot a 2nd round 65 to hold on to a share of the lead at the midway point of The Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston.

Cole Hammer would shoot a 63 on Friday to drop down to -10 for the tournament and tie Bernard for the lead.

The duo has pulled away from the rest of the field as there are six golfers tied for 3rd, including South Carolina commit Ryan Hall, at -2.

Former champion Todd White shot a 67 on Friday to pull up to +1 through 2 rounds. Matt Parziale shot a 70 to get to Even par for the tournament.

Round 3 is scheduled for Saturday.