Harris English has opened up a two-shot lead at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and is in a good position to challenge for a third PGA Tour title over the weekend.
The American started the second round as co-leader with Justin Thomas and produced another consistent round of golf at the Kapalua Plantation Course in Maui.
English rolled in five birdies on Friday for a bogey-free display, meaning he will head into moving day on 14 under par.
‘I feel good about my game right now. I feel like I got a good strategy with my caddie this week and I feel like I’m driving the ball really well and my iron play has been probably the backbone of my game for many years and just kind of let it go. I mean, I’m having fun out here,’ English said at the end of his round.
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Fellow Americans Daniel Berger, Collin Morikawa, Ryan Palmer and Thomas are hot on English’s tail, though, and finished the halfway mark of the event on 12 under.
Both Berger and Morikawa climbed the leaderboard after respective second rounds of 65, leaving them in a prime position to challenge for the top on Saturday.
Palmer also made solid headway with a round of 67 as he goes in search for a fifth Tour crown.
Thomas, on the other hand, had a much slower round compared to his performance on Thursday. The defending champion still managed to go four under for the day but will need to find his rhythm again if he wants to come out on top.
After a slow start in the opening round, world No 1 Dustin Johnson carded an eight-under-par 65 on Friday to surge up to T10. Another low round will definitely place the 2020 Masters champion in contention come Sunday.