Woodland’s 61 nets share of lead with Leishman in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Gary Woodland shot an 11-under-par 61 to tie the course record Friday and join Marc Leishman in a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic.
Woodland and Leishman (62), a Virginia Beach resident, were at 14-under 130 on the revamped TPC Kuala Lumpur West course.
Woodland’s bogey-free nines of 30-31 matched the 61 that Justin Thomas shot while winning the 2015 tournament, his first of two titles in a row in Kuala Lumpur.
Shubhankar Sharma (64) and Paul Casey (65) were tied for third, one stroke behind. Both golfers had stretches of four birdies and an eagle in five holes.
First-round leader Bronson Burgoon shot 69 and was two strokes behind, tied with Scott Piercy (67) and Austin Cook (68).
Thomas shot 69 and was five shots behind. Defending champion Pat Perez closed with a birdie to shoot 69 and was nine strokes back. Ernie Els shot 72 and was 10 shots back.
Woodland finished second to Ryan Moore in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and 2014.
“It’s nice to stay aggressive out there,” Woodland said. “This golf course suits up pretty good for me, I’ve had success here in the past.”
Four share lead in LPGA tourney
INCHEON, South Korea — No. 1-ranked Sung
Hyun Park and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn were among four sharing the lead after two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship.
Park shot a second straight 4-under 68 and Ariya was better with a 67 for two-round totals of 8-under 136 at the Sky 72 Ocean Course.
Charley Hull was at 9 under at the turn after an eagle on the par-5 7th hole but dropped back after consecutive bogeys and birdied the 17th to get to 8 under with Danielle Kang. Kang was at 9 under after 11, but bogeyed 12-13-14 and climbed back, too, to share the halfway lead.
First-round leader Nasa Hataoka slipped to a 73, but was only two strokes off the lead along with Lydia Ko, who carded a 68.
Langer, Lehman, Sauers post 62s
CARY, N.C. — Bernhard Langer birdied nine of the last 10 holes Friday at rain-softened Prestonwood for a 10-under 62 and share of lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship.
Tom Lehman and Gene Sauers matched Langer, 61, on the course that was dry enough to play after heavy rain from Hurricane Michael hit the area Thursday.
Langer birdied Nos. 9-13, parred the 14th, and birdied the final four. Lehman also birdied the final four holes, playing his final 10 holes in 8 under. Sauers eagled the par-17th on his opening nine in the final event for the top 72 players to qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.
Jerry Kelly and Olin Browne were four strokes back at 66, and Kenny Perry, Scott Dunlap and David McKenzie shot 67.
Vijay Singh opened with a 69, playing alongside Langer and Perry.