Things swing Kuchar’s way

Sunday Herald Sun - - Front Page -

ON the eve of his trip down un­der, Matt Kuchar has hit top form, sink­ing eight birdies in a sec­ond-round 64 to take a twostroke lead over fel­low Amer­i­can Cameron Champ at the Mayakoba Clas­sic in Mex­ico.

Kuchar, who went into the day tied for the lead with com­pa­tri­ots Kramer Hickok and Do­minic Bozzelli, carded a seven-un­der 64 at the El Ca­ma­leon af­ter his bo­gey-free open­ing round.

The seven-time PGA Tour win­ner’s most im­pres­sive shot of the day came on the par­four 12th, where he sank a 5.8m putt to limit the dam­age


to a bo­gey — his only one of the day.

Kuchar, who will be one of the star at­trac­tions at the Aus­tralian Open in Syd­ney next week and the World Cup in Mel­bourne the week af­ter, is out to end a PGA Tour vic­tory drought years.

Champ was sen­sa­tional in just his third ca­reer PGA Tour start, mix­ing eight birdies and an ea­gle with one bo­gey for a nine-un­der-par 62 that gave him the lead be­fore Kuchar over­took him later in the day.

The tour­na­ment will go into the fi­nal two rounds with slightly less draw­ing power af­ter three-time ma­jor cham­pion Jor­dan Spi­eth failed to make the cut.

Aus­tralia’s Cameron Davis is at six-un­der and com­pa­triot Matt Jones is four-un­der. of more than four

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