• Burns extends lead at Genesis Invitational

    Burns extends lead at Genesis Invitational
    Sam Burns

    Sam Burns continued where he left off on Friday by strengthening his grip at the top of the Genesis Invitational leaderboard.

    The American was dialled in once again and carded a second-round 66 to extend his overnight lead to 12 under par at the halfway stage.

    Burns rolled in five birdies, without dropping a single shot and is in a strong position to secure his maiden PGA Tour win at Riviera over the weekend.

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    He will take a five-shot lead into Saturday’s moving day with Dustin Johnson, Tyler McCumber, Jason Kokrak and Joaquin Niemann all on seven under and in T2.

    The world No 1 shot a four-under-par 67 to move into contention and is perfectly poised to make another charge for top spot.

    Max Homa, Jordan Spieth and Wyndham Clark are all a further stroke back on six under par after two rounds.

    South Africa’s Branden Grace went two under for his Friday showing, carding a round of 69 to move up to T19.

    Charl Schwartzel recovered from his poor start on Thursday by shooting a second-round four-under-par 67 to move up to even par, narrowly making the cut for the weekend.

    Dylan Frittelli unfortunately won’t be in action over the weekend after missing the cut on three over par.

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