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Duo join Choi at top

KJ Choi was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Jim Furyk and Ben Martin as the second round of the RBC Heritage was finally completed.

Choi held the clubhouse lead on five under when play was abandoned for the day on Friday and by the time the second round was finished on Saturday, American duo Furyk and Martin were also two shots clear of a large chasing pack.

Former US Open champion Furyk followed up his opening 71 with a flawless 66 as he recorded birdies at the first, third, ninth, 11th and 13th holes.

Martin, meanwhile, had held the outright lead after carding birdies on the 13th, 18th, second and fifth but a dropped shot on the ninth, his final hole, dropped him back into a share of the lead.

First-round leader Matt Kuchar fired a disappointing second-round 73 to sit in the chasing pack alongside England's Luke Donald who carded a 69.

Defending champion Graeme McDowell was a further shot back after also registering a 69 and he sat in a group at two under which contained Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer and former Open champion Charl Schwartzel.

English amateur Matt Fitzpatrick recorded a second consecutive 71 to ensure he will be around for the weekend just a week after missing the cut at the Masters by a single shot but Sir Nick Faldo, playing the event to mark the 30th anniversary of his victory at Hilton Head, finished 11 over par, seven shots below the line.