Sea Island in Georgia seems to be a good fit for California native Kevin Chappell.
It didn't work so well for the 21-year-old son of Davis Love III, who grew up in the Golden Isles and missed the cut in his PGA Tour debut.
Chappell had no trouble in a steady wind Friday, holing a 35-foot birdie putt early and holing a 45-yard bunker shot for eagle late in his round of five-under 65 on the Seaside Course at St. Simons Island, Ga., that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the RSM Classic.
Winless in five-plus years and 143 starts on the PGA Tour, the 29-year-old Chappell gave himself another chance in a tournament where he seems to thrive. He was in the...