HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt.

The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson on Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Kuchar and Spieth both spent much of Sunday in the pressure cooker that is the Masters' final round. But neither player allowed any lingering disappointment or fatigue from a grueling week to slow them down.


KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Scores were lower in the second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship, and Angela Stanford took the clubhouse lead by firing the lowest round of the tournament.

An 8-under-par 64 at Ko Olina Golf Club gave Stanford a two-run total of 136 and a 1-shot lead over Michelle Wie among players who played early in the day.

Stanford enjoyed two hot streaks during her bogey-free round. She carded five consecutive birdies from Nos. 3-7, then made three more birdies in a row from No. 11 to No. 13.