Morikawa heads into the weekend as the lone leader in Hawaii

Agencies / The Voice of Michoacán

The Sentry Tournament of Champions started on thursday with Collin Morikawa as the outstanding figure, which he continued on Friday to consolidate himself at the top for the weekend, thanks to his 16 under par, in 36 holes.

The American was firm during the day, after his nine under 64 shots in his presentation, registering a card of seven under par and 66 shots prior to Saturday. His second round got off to a blistering start, after he birdied four of his first five holes, before finishing his second day bogey-free.

Thus, the two-time Grand Slam champion increases his motivation to win a PGA Tour event again. It is that he has not achieved it since July 2021, in The Open Championship, while his last victory in any renowned contest was in the DP World Tour Championship, in November of the aforementioned year.

However, before imagining an ideal scenario, Morikawa must fend off the pursuit of the No. 2 in the world, Scottie Scheffler, who positions himself as his guard, by just two strokes, with his 14 under par, after setting 66 in both initial days of the tournament.- ADVERTISING –

It was nine birdies that allowed the North American to finish in second place on Friday and in the same line as JJ Spaun, due to a stroke difference from Jordan Spieth, the third in the standings, who took advantage of a pair of eagles to get closer to a surprising distance to the lead, birding the 18th hole to jump to fourth all-time at 13 under par.

Young talent Tom Kim stands alone in fifth at 12-under, while grand champions Matt Fitzpatrick and Jon Rahm are tied for sixth at 11-under. Meanwhile, Luke List and Tony Finau are in the 10-under group, along with Corey Conners and Arron Wise.

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