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Cameron Smith still in the lead in London

While he managed to maintain his first place (-12 total) and increase his lead at the top of the standings, Cameron Smith appeared rather disappointed when summing up his performance, just after finishing his second round with a birdie at the 18 (the sixth of his day, for two bogeys): “I think there is a bit of work to do tonight. I’m not happy with the way I hit the ball, but I’m very happy that I held on and managed to score. I didn’t feel comfortable today even though it was an easier day for some reason. I wasn’t able to play some shots well from the tees. The putting is good but it is absolutely necessary to work on the driver. »

Oosthuizen is back in the running

The Australian is three steps ahead of Thomas Pieters, Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen (-9 total). If the first two elements of the trio were already well ranked on Friday evening, the South African made a formidable rise in the leaderboard. Indeed, the captain of the Stinger GC returned a superb card of 63, thanks to an eagle on hole number 13, seven birdies and despite a bogey.

For his part, Patrick Reed also took advantage of this second lap to replace himself but also to lodge some spectators around the course. The American, author of a nice score of 64 (no fault, seven birdies), now takes 5th place alone (-8 total). 6th position (-7) is occupied by Henrik Stenson. The top 10 is completed by six players in 7th place (-6). This group is made up of Kevin Na, Dustin Johnson, Laurie Canter, Cameron Tringale, Abraham Ancer and Chase Koepka.

The record for DeChambeau, Koepka recovers

Just behind, at -5 total, (13th) Bryson DeChambeau chained a sixteenth round in a row concluded under par on the LIV (one eagle, four birdies, two bogeys). This is quite simply a new record on the circuit. For his part, Brooks Koepka rebounded well after his difficult Friday. The recent winner of the PGA Championship went back under par thanks to a card of 66 (five birdies) and is in 17th place (-4).

As for teams, the Ripper GCs (-23 total) narrowly edge out the Stinger GCs (-22). A little further, the 4Aces GC are 3rd (-19).

2023-07-08 19:41:46
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