Tournament of Champions Day 2: Cameron Smith now leading by 3 shots


PGA TOUR 2022, Sentry Tournament of Champions, Kapalua: 6-9 January, Day 2

Cameron Smith increases his lead on Day 2 at Kapalua

From PGA TOUR Daily Wrap-up, by AP:  

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The scenery off Kapalua suggests a chill vibe. The scoreboard at the Sentry Tournament of Champions delivered a clear message to get a move on it.

Cameron Smith took that to heart Friday.

Smith opened with two straight bogeys to not only lose his one-shot lead, but fall completely off the first page of the leaderboard. And then the Australian made a sensational recovery, capped by four straight birdies at the end for a 9-under 64 and a three-shot lead.  Read more

From Golfweek, by Steve DiMeglio:

Overnight leader Cameron Smith remained atop the first page of the leaderboard through two rounds of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

He has plenty of company.

In ideal scoring conditions – gentle breezes, soft greens, huge fairways, and preferred lies – players took apart the Plantation Course at Kapalua and set up a weekend ripe for a stampede full of birdies and eagles to Sunday’s finish line.

Smith, who overcame a slow start for the second consecutive day – he began bogey-bogey – stormed back with an eagle and nine birdies in his last 14 holes to sign for a 9-under-par 64 Friday to reach 17 under. That tied the 36-hole tournament scoring record first set by Ernie Els in 2003.  Read more

From Yahoo!Sports, by AFP:

Cameron Smith shook off two early bogeys to card a nine-under par 64 on Friday and push his lead at the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions to three strokes over top-ranked Jon Rahm and Daniel Berger.

Smith's 17-under par total of 129 on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii, matched the tournament's 36-hole record set by Ernie Els in 2003.

Spain's Rahm carded a second straight bogey-free 66 for 132 and shared second on 14-under with Berger, who also posted a bogey-free 66.  Read more

From among the other Aussies at Kapalua, Marc Leishman is also in the top 10, - T8,   while Matt Jones and Cam Davis are T15. Lucas Herbert had a 73 round, finishing even par. His 4-under 2-round total has him still one place above defending champ Harris English.

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