Overton goes low for a Share of the Lead in Malaysia

After an opening round of 67, Jeff Overton came out firing in round two of the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic in Malaysia at The Mines Country Club - Kuala Lumpur.

The Evansville, Indiana native went out and set the course record after carding a nine-under par 62 to vault into a share of the lead with Fredrik Jacobson after 36 holes.

Overton fired seven birdies and an eagle with no bogeys on his way to his 62.

"This golf course is so much fun to play," Overton said after his round. "It's really challenging. If you're hitting it great, you can have scoring opportunities. I'm just having a blast."

Well, he was hitting it better than great out there to card that number and set the course record.

After already carding six birdies through 14 holes, Overton came to the par-4, 15th, which can be a drivable par-4 for some of the players.

"I watched Mark Wilson hit it right at the stick, and I'm like, wow, this is a great little hole. Maybe I can hit my driver, too." Overton said in his post round press conference.

"I just hit it right at the pin. It came off just perfect, laying there on the front of the green and it rolled up there to 6 feet for eagle."

He would sink his eagle putt to go to eight-under par at the time before one more birdie on No. 17 to finish at nine-under par and set the course record.

Overton is playing in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic on a sponsor's exemption after a late withdrawal.

Starting the event off on a late notice, his golf clubs did not arrive with him on Tuesday night, forcing him to play the pro-am with his amateur partner's clubs.

Not a good omen to begin a tournament on. But, I say he made up for that in round two.

Winless in six years on the PGA Tour, Overton has himself; and his own clubs, in a good position heading into the weekend in Malaysia.

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