Shubhankar Sharma, of India, stuns everyone as he leads the WGC Mexico Championship after 36 holes at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City, playing in his first ever PGA Tour event.
Shubhankar shot -5 under par 66 in the second round to lead the WGC Mexico Championship by two strokes at the half-way stage with a -11 under par total. And it could have been better, except for a couple of three putts;
“I’m really happy and I couldn’t have been in a better position.”
“I just kept the ball in play all day and it was great to finish with three birdies in a row.”
“I played so well, and the bogeys that I made today were just three-putts.”
“I thought about nothing, I just wanted to have fun. It’s my first WGC and I was happy that I’ll play four days because I missed the cut in the last two events that I played.”
“I worked all my life to come and play at a high stage like this. You have to expect great things from yourself if you want to play at a high stage.”
Sharing second place are Xander Schauffele, USA, -3 under 68 today, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, -4 under 67 and also from Spain Sergio Garcia with a second round -6 under 65, all two shots back at -9 under for the tournament.
Rafa is putting well;
“I’ve been playing very good golf and making some putts as well, I’m not leading but I’m right up there, so in a great position for the weekend.”
There is a large group at -7 under, including World number 1 Dustin Johnson, yesterdays leader Louis Oosthuizen, and last weeks winner Bubba Watson.