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Matsuyama and Kisner set the pace at Quail Hollow

(CNN)Hideki Matsuyama joined Kevin Kisner in the halfway lead after a seven-under 64 at Quail Hollow dramatically underpinned his bid to become the first Japanese player to win a golf major.Kisner, the 33-year-old from South Carolina, had set an imposing clubhouse target at the PGA Championship of eight-under 134, but on a day hit by a thunderstorm, Matsuyama joined him on that mark.A near two-hour delay held up the later starters, but when play resumed Matsuyama secured two more birdies to match the American.He is coming off a fine win at the WGC event at Akron last week and has carried over that form with immaculate play from tee to green.In draining, humid conditions, Matsuyama admitted the delay may even have helped him. "I was able to ...