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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Last fall, Kevin Chappell was at home recuperating from back surgery. On Friday in his first PGA Tour event since surgery, he had the 11th sub-60 round in tour history.

Chappell shot an 11-under 59 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. He missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-4 ninth to fall a stroke short of Jim Furyk's tour record.

"I was trying to keep the mindset, keep the foot on the gas and attack," Chappell said. "All in all, couldn't be happier with where I'm at."

A day after shooting a 71, Chappell opened with a par on No. 10, then birdied the next eight to make the turn in 28. He birdied No. 1 to tie the PGA Tour record for consecutive birdies set by Mark Calcavecchia in the 2009 Canadian Open, and got to 11 under with birdies on Nos. 5 and 7.

Furyk set the record in 2016 with a 58 in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

Chappell was 10 under for the tournament, three shots behind leaders Scottie Scheffler, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Robby Shelton.

"Ten months ago I was on the couch and couldn't walk," Chappell said. "So many people had a lot to do with getting me back out here and getting me competitive. I haven't accomplished a goal yet. While I can win the golf tournament, this is the step in the right direction."

It was the first sub-60 round on the PGA Tour since Brandt Snedeker's 59 at the 2018 Wyndham Championship. Stuart Appleby shot 59 at The Greenbrier in the final round to win by one stroke in its inaugural season in 2010.

After his birdie at No. 7, Chappell saved par from 6 feet on the par-3 eighth and hit a 120-yard wedge into the ninth. He had 24 putts.

After his surgery, Chappell didn't play again competitively until last month on the Korn Ferry Tour. The 33-year-old former UCLA player had four-top 10 finishes during the 2018 PGA season. His lone tour win came at the 2017 Valero Texas Open.

"I'd like to say I never stopped believing, but it's always nice to see you can do it and have the evidence to move forward," Chappell said. "We have a few shots to make up on the leaderboard this weekend and it's going to take some good playing to win the golf tournament."

Scheffler and Niemann shot 62. Shelton, the first-round leader, followed an opening 62 with a 65. They were at 13 under.

Scheffler, a tour rookie, won two Korn Ferry events last season and finished as the season points leader. His bogey-free round Friday including 10 one-putt greens. Starting on the back nine, he birdied six of his first eight holes.

"I haven't put myself in too many bad situations," Scheffler said. "Just hoping to keep that going for the weekend. Pretty stress free so far."

The 20-year-old Niemann tied for fifth at the tournament in 2018.

"It's a really special place," he said. "I have fun here."

Adam Long was fourth at 12 under after a 62.

Denny McCarthy followed an opening 72 with a 61 to get to 7 under.

Under a rule change this season, the field was cut to the top 65 players plus ties instead of the top 70. Bryson DeChambeau, the No. 10 ranked player in the world, was at 2 under and missed the cut.

Australian Marc Leishman withdrew with a back injury after shooting 76 in Thursday's first round. According to the tour, Leishman has four bulging disks that flare up occasionally. Leishman is on the International Team competing in the Presidents Cup in December.

Friday

At The Old White TPC

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Purse: $7.5 million

Yardage: 7,292; Par 70 (34-36)

Second Round

Scottie Scheffler 65-62—127 -13

Joaquin Niemann 65-62—127 -13

Robby Shelton 62-65—127 -13

Adam Long 66-62—128 -12

Kevin Chappell 71-59—130 -10

Sam Ryder 65-66—131 -9

Cameron Smith 67-64—131 -9

Morgan Hoffmann 66-65—131 -9

Harris English 66-65—131 -9

Harold Varner III 65-66—131 -9

Brian Harman 65-66—131 -9

Nate Lashley 68-64—132 -8

Lanto Griffin 64-68—132 -8

Richy Werenski 67-65—132 -8

Sungjae Im 66-67—133 -7

Grayson Murray 66-67—133 -7

Bronson Burgoon 65-68—133 -7

Zack Sucher 64-69—133 -7

Rob Oppenheim 65-68—133 -7

Tom Hoge 68-65—133 -7

Jason Dufner 67-66—133 -7

Denny McCarthy 72-61—133 -7

Scott Harrington 64-69—133 -7

Harry Higgs 67-66—133 -7

Mark Hubbard 64-70—134 -6

Robert Streb 69-65—134 -6

Joel Dahmen 69-65—134 -6

Kevin Na 64-70—134 -6

Patrick Rodgers 68-66—134 -6

Byeong Hun An 67-67—134 -6

Martin Laird 66-68—134 -6

Cameron Percy 67-67—134 -6

Mark Anderson 68-66—134 -6

Peter Malnati 66-68—134 -6

Scott Piercy 69-65—134 -6

Austin Cook 66-68—134 -6

Matt Jones 68-66—134 -6

D.J. Trahan 67-67—134 -6

Joseph Bramlett 67-67—134 -6

Hank Lebioda 67-67—134 -6

Vince Covello 67-67—134 -6

Cameron Tringale 66-69—135 -5

Sebastián Muñoz 69-66—135 -5

Nick Taylor 70-65—135 -5

Keegan Bradley 67-68—135 -5

Roberto Castro 67-68—135 -5

Andrew Novak 66-69—135 -5

Doc Redman 69-67—136 -4

Brice Garnett 68-68—136 -4

Brendan Steele 69-67—136 -4

Bubba Watson 69-67—136 -4

Danny Lee 70-66—136 -4

J.J. Spaun 66-70—136 -4

Peter Uihlein 68-68—136 -4

Viktor Hovland 68-68—136 -4

Doug Ghim 65-71—136 -4

Rhein Gibson 71-65—136 -4

Dominic Bozzelli 67-69—136 -4

Sebastian Cappelen 69-67—136 -4

Jonathan Byrd 71-65—136 -4

Russell Henley 68-68—136 -4

Johnson Wagner 70-66—136 -4

Sung Kang 65-71—136 -4

Bud Cauley 69-67—136 -4

David Hearn 67-69—136 -4

Scott Brown 66-70—136 -4

Tyler McCumber 70-66—136 -4

Beau Hossler 69-67—136 -4

Missed cut

Sepp Straka 71-66—137 -3

Scott Stallings 69-68—137 -3

Fabián Gómez 67-70—137 -3

Kevin Streelman 66-71—137 -3

Jason Kokrak 69-68—137 -3

Talor Gooch 68-69—137 -3

Adam Schenk 67-70—137 -3

Matthew NeSmith 68-69—137 -3

Tyler Duncan 67-70—137 -3

Chase Seiffert 68-69—137 -3

Matt Every 71-66—137 -3

Nick Watney 66-71—137 -3

Ted Potter, Jr. 66-71—137 -3

J.B. Holmes 71-66—137 -3

Bo Hoag 69-68—137 -3

Seamus Power 68-69—137 -3

Kyoung-Hoon Lee 73-65—138 -2

Rod Pampling 69-69—138 -2

Tom Lewis 68-70—138 -2

Ben Taylor 72-66—138 -2

Zach Johnson 69-69—138 -2

Ryan Armour 71-67—138 -2

Bryson DeChambeau 68-70—138 -2

Sam Burns 69-69—138 -2

Rafael Campos 69-69—138 -2

Nelson Ledesma 70-68—138 -2

Boo Weekley 69-70—139 -1

Carlos Ortiz 70-69—139 -1

Whee Kim 69-70—139 -1

Hayden Springer 70-69—139 -1

Xinjun Zhang 70-69—139 -1

George McNeill 70-69—139 -1

Jimmy Walker 65-74—139 -1

Ben Crane 69-70—139 -1

Brian Stuard 73-67—140 E

Jim Herman 73-67—140 E

Tim Wilkinson 70-70—140 E

Henrik Norlander 69-71—140 E

Anirban Lahiri 67-73—140 E

Russell Knox 72-68—140 E

David Lingmerth 68-72—140 E

Brendon Todd 67-73—140 E

Kyle Westmoreland 68-72—140 E

Wes Roach 69-71—140 E

Ryan Brehm 71-69—140 E

Billy Hurley III 72-69—141 +1

John Huh 68-73—141 +1

Michael Kim 73-68—141 +1

Vincent Whaley 75-66—141 +1

Andrew Landry 73-68—141 +1

Martin Trainer 67-74—141 +1

Bill Haas 70-71—141 +1

Arjun Atwal 68-74—142 +2

Roger Sloan 71-71—142 +2

Branden Grace 70-72—142 +2

Josh Teater 72-70—142 +2

Jamie Lovemark 73-69—142 +2

Sangmoon Bae 71-71—142 +2

Daniel Summerhays 68-74—142 +2

Chris Baker 70-72—142 +2

Michael Gligic 72-70—142 +2

Steve Allan 71-71—142 +2

Mackenzie Hughes 69-74—143 +3

Maverick McNealy 67-76—143 +3

John Senden 74-69—143 +3

J.J. Henry 69-74—143 +3

Shintaro Ban 70-73—143 +3

Brandon Hagy 75-69—144 +4

Zac Blair 74-70—144 +4

John Daly 74-70—144 +4

Cameron Davis 74-70—144 +4

John Rollins 73-72—145 +5

Kramer Hickok 69-76—145 +5

Alex Cejka 70-75—145 +5

Robert Garrigus 72-73—145 +5

Davey Jude 70-75—145 +5

Ryan Blaum 74-72—146 +6

Brendon de Jonge 72-74—146 +6

Michael Gellerman 73-73—146 +6

Conrad Shindler 73-73—146 +6

D.A. Points 72-74—146 +6

Kristoffer Ventura 72-74—146 +6

Mason Williams 73-74—147 +7

Patton Kizzire 70-77—147 +7

Freddie Jacobson 75-73—148 +8

Shawn Stefani 74-75—149 +9

Joe Boros 75-78—153 +13