OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Chad Campbell was perfectly content to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Canadian Open after falling a stroke short of the course record.
"Never really felt like it was going to be a crazy round," Campbell said after shooting a 9-under 63 on Friday at Glen Abbey. "I'm definitely happy with it. Just solid play."
Campbell, 41, birdied all four par-5s in his bogey-free round to reach 14-under 130. He won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2007.
"It's kind of weird because it happened with the par-5s, knocking them on in two and two-putting," Campbell said. "I made a couple long putts, which always helps."
Brian Harman was second. He followed his opening 65 with a 67.
Canada's David Hearn was tied for third at 11 under after a 64.
"I felt really good about my game," said Hearn, from Brantford. "I hit a lot more greens, and my putter definitely got hot. Making those two birdies at the finish felt really, really good."
Hearn is trying to become the first Canadian to win the event since Pat Fletcher, born in England, in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.
"If I continue to keep playing the way I am, I know I have a chance," Hearn said. "I can't control what Chad or any of the other players are going to do. But if I keep doing what I'm doing and stay focused on that, I like my chances."
"I'm driving it great," Day said. "I'd like to tune up the iron shots, but overall I'm hitting it good.
"Biggest thing for me is still trying to get as much rest as possible, especially coming off last week so that I can stay mentally sharp."
Argentina's Emiliano Grillo, the first-round leader after a 64, had a 72 to drop into a tie for ninth at 8 under.
Ricky Barnes had a hole-in-one on No. 4, winning a car in the process.
"It was a perfect 8-iron," said Barnes, 6 under after a 70. "I think the yardage was 165 into a little breeze, and it just landed right in the hole and never came out."
South Africa's Tim Clark, the winner last year at Royal Montreal, was 5 under after a 67.
Former Georgia Tech player Ollie Schniederjans made the cut in his pro debut, shooting 71-69 to move into a tie for 44th at 4 under. He tied for 12th in the British Open.