3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 4:36
American Chez Reavie is in a three-way tie for the St. Jude Classic lead as Rickie Fowler missed the cut. Stewart Cink - who shared the first-round lead with Matt Every, Scott Brown and Munoz - was one stroke back after his 68 at the PGA Tour's final event before the U.S. Open.
The Sydney-born golfer, who is No.217 in the world, sits just one shot off the pace after shooting a five-under-par 65 in the PGA event at TPC Southwind course on Thursday. He's only made two cuts this year and hasn't finished better than a tie for 62nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. "Like one round is not that big a deal".
Sydneysider Jones, who began his round on the 10th, couldn't rediscover the first-round radar with his approach shots, but played some exquisite chips and clutch putts around several greens to maintain his challenge.
But Fowler might be having second thoughts about playing the week before a major after an opening round 74 left him four over par and in grave danger of not being around during the weekend.
"Last year I wasn't putting well", he told Golf Channel. I used to putt really well as a junior. "But I'm trying to you kind of hit the reset button and work hard for this week". He missed a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that would have given him sole possession of the lead.
"Nice that my ball-striking is kind of stepping up cause that's been the only thing that's concerned me this year". "Hot some days, cold some days".
The 44-year-old Cink is in good position to get his first victory since winning the 2009 British Open. He bogeyed the next hole, then closed his round with a birdie on No. 9 to catch Brown and Every.
"I'm super happy", the 24-year-old Munoz said. He made four consecutive birdies on Nos. According to PGA rules, he wasn't allowed to use a new putter because it didn't break during the course of play.
Starting on the back-nine, Power birdied the 10th and followed it up with another on the 13th.
Sutherland has seven top-10s this season and is fifth in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, but he has yet to enter the winner's circle.