At the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas, I split halfway with Chad Ramey; Ko three ahead of the New Jersey Cognizant Founders Cup weather-related – watch both events live on Sky Sports Golf this weekend
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Last updated: 10/09/21 8:54 AM
Highlights from round two of the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sungjae Im took part of the halftime lead on the PGA Tour while compatriot Jin Young Ko continued to impress on the LPGA Tour.
I followed a 63 opener with a six under 65 at the Shriners Children’s Open on Friday to go down to 14 in Las Vegas and enjoy Chad Ramey at the top of the ladder.
The South Korean, who started on the second nine, made three of his first five holes with Birdy, adding consecutive wins from the first before closing his flawless card by pacing up and down a green bunker for another stroke on the To make par -five ninth.
Sungjae Im goes down for the weekend in Las Vegas at 14
Sam Burns, who is on the hunt for PGA Tour titles, is shot alongside Adam Schenk after a 63 without a bogey, while Aaron Wise after a 62.
England’s Harry Hall is three behind the pace and ex-major champion Louis Oosthuizen heads into the weekend four behind as leader Sung Kang signed a 73 overnight to drop into the group of eight, which includes Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland and Ireland’s Seamus Power belong.
The Ryder Cup duo Ian Poulter and Paul Casey were among the high profile names who missed the cut at TPC Summerlin, with Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler and Patrick Reed also dropping out early.
At the Cognizant Founders Cup, defending champion Ko extended her lead to three strokes on a bad weather second day in West Caldwell, New Jersey.
The world number 2 was two under for their round and ten under for the tournament when play was interrupted due to darkness, with Ko having to complete four holes when the second round resumed on Saturday morning.
Jin Young Ko chases the third win in 2021
The 26-year-old made three birdies in a four-hole course around the corner to create a three-way tie for second place holes to play each.
Ko, who finished second in the Shoprite LPGA Classic last week, has to play her last four holes in level par to make 12 consecutive rounds in the 1960s and be within two of Annika Sorenstam’s 2005 record.
Jin Young Ko will return on Saturday to complete her second round
In Gee Chun, with six holes remaining, he was four behind, with Xiyu Lin, Chella Choi and Jenny Shin all also six under after consecutive rounds of 68. World number 1 Nelly Korda is on five under with three holes in her second round.
The game was initially delayed due to fog for the second straight day on the Donald Ross-designed Mountain Ridge, with 63 of the 132 players unable to finish. Georgia Hall leads the British interest in the field and sits in the group on two under five holes.
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