Sony Open in Hawaii: Matt Kuchar moves into lead after back-to-back 7-under 63s | Golf

Spherical two of the Sony Open in Hawaii completed with a brand new identify atop the leaderboard.

Matt Kuchar will enter the weekend because the 36-hole chief after taking pictures 7-under 63 for the second consecutive day on the Waiʻalae Nation Membership in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kuchar, who final received on the Mayakoba Golf Basic in November, moved up two spots to move Andrew Putnam.

Kuchar was almost mistake free after ending the entrance 9 with two birdies. After the flip, he stored up the momentum and carded 4 birdies in 5 holes till a bogey on the par-4 15th stopped his streak. It was Kuchar’s solely blemish by way of two rounds, and he shortly recovered with an eagle on 18.

Putnam sits one stroke behind Kuchar in sole possession of second place. He used 5 birdies to remain in rivalry, together with a 52-foot birdie putt on the par-Three seventh. He is 13 beneath for the event after taking pictures a 5-under 65 on Friday.

Chez Reavie and Stewart Cink are tied for third place (10 beneath) whereas Ted Potter Jr. and Australian professional Marc Leishman spherical out the highest 5 (9 beneath).

Reavie, who obtained his solely PGA Tour win in 2008 on the RBC Canadian Open, had one of the spectacular rounds as he became the first player in the ShotLink era with three eagle hole-outs from 100-plus yards in similar spherical. He additionally grew to become the primary participant with three eagles on par 4s in similar spherical and is now tied for essentially the most eagles on par 4s (6) since begin final season.

The Sony Open defending champion, Patton Kizzire, dropped almost 45 spots down the leaderboard however he had a formidable shot on the par-4 12th. Kizzire’s spherical was plagued with bogeys as he completed with 5, however he holed out on 12 for his lone eagle. Kizzire sits with 14 different golfers in a tie for 20th place (5 beneath).

Jordan Spieth, who’s making his 2019 debut in Hawaii, was flirting with the reduce line late in his second spherical. He debuted with a 3-over 73 on Thursday and had lots of floor to make up. He carded three birdies and one bogey on the entrance 9 Friday, and one other birdie and two bogeys by way of six holes after the flip.

Spieth wanted to birdie his final 4 holes if he wished an opportunity at taking part in by way of the weekend, and he was on monitor to take action. He birdied the par-4 15th and 16th. However, a par on 17 halted his last push. He ended with a birdie on 18 to complete one stroke shy of constructing the reduce. It’s the first time in six years Spieth has missed a reduce in his first begin of the season.

Some notable names who did not make the reduce, which was 2 beneath, had been Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey and Adam Scott.

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