"We've just been able to it hit the ball really well", Cook said.
A day after Chris Kirk opened in 63 (at Plantation) for the top spot at 9 under, Austin Cook fired an 8-under 62 at Seaside to move into the lead by one shot with a 14-under 128 total.
Austin Cook drained a birdie on his final hole to complete an eight-under-par 62 and grab a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the RSM Classic on Friday. He ranks T-5th in the field in driving accuracy, T-14th in greens in regulation and 3rd in strokes gained: putting.
"There is a lot of trouble out here especially with the wind blowing", he said. "I haven't had to make too many saves, and I've putted well". He heads to the weekend in good position to earn the fifth victory of his career, and hopefully end another drought, this one almost five years long.
Three players sit five back in a tie for third at nine-under 133, including Taiwan's C.T. Pan, who carded a seven-under 65 on the Plantation course.
"The speed on the greens has been really good and getting up and down has been great".
Brandt Snedeker, playing in his first tournament since coming back from a sternum injury, shot a 67 on Friday that featured a 39-foot birdie putt on the par-4 6th hole. "I was anxious to see how I would hold up under pressure".
Also at eight-under is South Africa's Brendon de Jonge, who will play the weekend for just second time in his last 20 combined starts on the PGA and Web.com Tours.