Spieth out at Nelson; Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5
- Author: Julie Sanders May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 15:54
On Friday at TPC Las Colinas he shot his lowest, a flawless eight-under par 62 to give him a five-shot lead through 36-holes of the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Lahiri, who missed the cut last week at Players with rounds of 75-75, has been struggling with his scoring of late.
"It was blowing hard and it was gusty", said Johnson, who has four top-10 finishes in seven previous Nelsons.
"It's 36 holes. You've got the No. 1 player in the world chasing you, you've got x-number of other players that are outstanding players", Kokrak said, when asked about having wiggle room.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. | Lexi Thompson shot 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship on Thursday, a day after skydiving with Navy SEALS onto the course.
Johnson two-putted from 90 feet on the 18th hole to stay a part of his group.
"I made a lot of birdies out there but it was nice", Kokrak said.
After an opening birdie Friday, Spieth missed a 3 1/2-foot par putt at the par-3 second hole.
"I called bank shot out there from 245 (yards) and just one-hopped the back of the grandstands in there about 3½ feet and was able to curl that one in", he said.
Byeong Hun An had a bogey-free 66 to get into the tie for third with Johnson, Bud Cauley (67), Cameron Tringale (68), Jhonttan Vegas (68) and first-round co-leader James Hahn (70). "Last year I had a scenario where I could win going into the final round, but I felt like I really needed to make a move today or would fall pretty far behind, and I just tried to do it in the wrong ways and it just set me back a little bit". 3 and 6. He went out in an even-par 35 before birdying 14 and 16 coming in. "I'll take it for how I played".
Playing her third tournament since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer spotted, Thompson had a one-stroke lead over U.S. Solheim Cup teammates Gerina Piller and Brittany Lincicome and young American Angel Yin.
The 22-year-old Thompson played alongside Piller and defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn, who had 72.
Funk birdied three of the five par 3s at Greystone, the last on No. 17, and finished at 12-under 132.