Tony Finau three ahead at HSBC Champions in Shanghai
American Tony Finau is three shots ahead of Patrick Reed, Justine Rose and Tommy Fleetwood, after scoring a 5-under-par 67 at the HSBC Champions (World Golf Championships) taking place at the Sheshan International in Shanghai on Friday.
Finau, with an 11 under 133 total, scored his first birdie on the second, the fourth, seventh and eighth.
On the back nine, he birdied the 10th but double-bogeyed the 11th and then dropped another shot on the 13th, before recovering with three birdies (14th, 16th, 18th) for his 67.
Reed started off with early birdies on the second and third but seemed to fall apart with bogeys on fifth, sixth and 14th, adding a birdie on the 16th for his round of 72.
He is joined at 8 under by Justin Rose(67) and Tommy Fleetwood (68).
“One thing I’ve learned in this game, you take the good with the bad and keep moving forward,” said Finau after his round. “I knew I was playing well still and still at the top of the leaderboard.
“Just keep plugging along and try to get that back and I was able to do that.”
Leading second round scores:
1 Tony FINAU -11 66 67 – 133 Total
T2 Patrick REED -8 64 72
T2 Justin ROSE -8 69 67
T2 Tommy FLEETWOOD -8 68 68
5 Xander SCHAUFFELE -7 66 71
6 Patrick CANTLAY -6 70 68
T7 Kyle STANLEY -5 70 69
T7 Kiradech APHIBARNRAT -5 68 71
T7 Keegan BRADLEY -5 69 70
T7 Emiliano GRILLO -5 70 69
T7 Thomas PIETERS -5 75 64
T7 Pat PEREZ -5 70 69
T13 Ryan FOX -4 70 70
T13 Billy HORSCHEL -4 68 72
T13 Ian POULTER -4 69 71
T16 Rafa CABRERA BELLO -3 68 73
T16 Andrew PUTNAM -3 70 71
T16 Paul CASEY -3 73 68
T16 Alexander LEVY -3 71 70
T16 Jason DAY -3 71 70
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