St. Petersburg, FL-- Sam Horsfield leads the 88th New Year's Invitational, at St. Petersburg Country Club, by 2 strokes after firing a 7-under 65 on Friday.

Horsfield stands at 10-under 134 at the halfway point of the tournament. Michael McGowan is second at 8-under, followed by Philippe Schweizer at 7-under.

The New Year's Invitational is the oldest continuously-running tournament in the Southeast, and one of the oldest in the country.

The first Invitational was played in 1927, and for the first 30 years of the event, it was match-play.

Saturday's third round will start earlier, at 10am, due to a wet weather forecast later in the day.

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