Rahm charges to lead

Sunday Herald Sun - - Sport -

JON Rahm and Hen­rik Sten­son are the joint lead­ers with a one-shot lead af­ter the sec­ond round of the Hero World Chal­lenge in the Ba­hamas.

Af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing open­ing round of 72, Rahm hit nine birdies in the best round of the day to move to 10-un­der.

“I missed one fair­way, I be­lieve (and) that’s only be­cause they put a patch of rough in the mid­dle of the fair­way on four,” the Spa­niard said.

“Didn’t seem like much could go wrong. If I’m hit­ting re­ally solid drives and have short irons in, it’s hard not to be ag­gres­sive.”

Swe­den’s Sten­son fol­lowed up an open­ing round of 68 with a 66 that in­cluded seven birdies and a bo­gey.

“Putting has been re­ally solid these first cou­ple of days. Short game as well. A lot of good up-and-downs,” he said.

Overnight lead­ers Pa­trick Reed and Pa­trick Cant­lay had mixed for­tunes on day two.

Cant­lay is a shot be­hind the Euro­pean pair af­ter sign­ing for a 70, while Reed dropped down the leader­board fol­low­ing a round of 77 that in­cluded three bo­geys and a dou­ble-bo­gey.

Aus­tralia’s Ja­son Day shot an even-par round to be one un­der, a stroke be­hind Tiger Woods (69).

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