J.J. Spaun, USA, leads the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as 2nd round play was suspended due to darkness at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
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J.J. had a completed second round of -6 under par 65 to lead the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with a -11 under par total, putting well to give him a three shot lead at the moment;
“I think we were just real deliberate on our numbers out there, it’s super swirly, windy.”
“Out here you’ve got so many undulations around the greens and you’ve got tight hazards next to the pins and the greens, so it’s crucial to get the right number, and we did that well today. “
“That kind of set us up for having a bunch of looks out there.”
“I’m putting well, I’m hitting it well, I’m just trying to play simple golf.”
In second place is Kelly Kraft, USA, who has completed 15 holes of his second round at -4 under for the day, and a -8 under par total, which included a hole-in-one on par three 5th, using a 6-iron on the 174-yard hole.
Robert Garrigus is third, he finished early in the day with a total of -7 under par, carding -6 under 65 for the day, his putter working well, even though his tee shots were not;
“I really didn’t swing it as good as I wanted to off the tee.”
“I was hitting some squirrelly shots, but the putter worked really well today, which can cure a lot of things.”
Many players will come back early tomorrow to complete their second rounds, and then moving day will begin in earnest.
The current projected cut is +1 over par, and some of them are below the cut line presently, but could make it tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if any of them can recover, it is not impossible.
Bubba Watson, USA, and defending champion Rod Pampling, Australia, are two of those hoping that the cut line stays where it is.