Justin Thomas, the defending CIMB Classic champion, is in charge of the tournament after 36 holes at TPC Kuala Lumpur, on the West Course.
Defending Champion Justin shot a bogey free -6 under par 66 in the second round of the CIMB Classic, to top the leaderboard at -14 under par, giving him a two stroke advantage over the field after 36 holes of the tournament;
“I drove the ball well and had it in the fairways a lot and had a lot of birdie opportunities.”
“There’s definitely a couple shots I’d like to have back, but I mean, going bogey-free and six under is always good.”
“I really try not to think a lot about the fact that I won last year. I’m really just trying to focus on each and every shot that I’m hitting.”
Anirban Lahiri, from India, is in second place at -12 under par, he also carded -6 under 66 today;
“I’ve been playing well. Both yesterday and today I’ve played good. I think I played solid right through.”
“It’s just very disappointing to finish the way I did. Both days I think I left four or five shots out there coming in.”
“Yeah, I would have liked to be in a better position the way I’ve played but it’s not over yet.”
“I put some work in with my coach earlier in the week. Last week was a bit of a struggle.”
“Obviously I seem to be finding my rhythm a lot better. I think having played this course a few times, you kind of know what to do.”
Russell Knox, -9 under par 63 today, James Hahn, -8 under 64 and Hideki Matsuyama, -8 under 64, all share third place at -11 under.
Russell carded six birdies on his back nine, with some great putting;
“I thought I could shoot maybe five , six under would be a great score, and then I just started making putts after putts.”
“Got on a nice little roll there and very pleased with my score.”