Harry Hall takes a three-shot lead at halfway through the Charles Schwab Challenge; Michael Block finishes last in the 120-strong field; watch round two on Sky Sports Golf on Friday (early coverage from 4pm, full action from 6pm)
Last update: 05/27/23 7:45 am
Rookie Harry Hall shot four straight birdies around the turn and took a three-shot lead at halfway through the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Hall followed up his first round of 62 with a 66 and moved to 12-under, three ahead of American Harris English, who kicked off his round of 66 with a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. .
Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo is one shot further back after a round of 65 best of the day.
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Hall, a former Walker Cup player, is seeking his first PGA Tour victory after posting two top-10 finishes in his rookie season to date.
Starting on the 10th, he bogeyed the 13th before picking up that blow two holes later and grabbing four straight birdies to strengthen his position at the top of the leaderboard.
That run ended with a bogey in the third, but he birded in the seventh and holed out his second attempt to escape from a greenside bunker in the eighth after connecting to the broadside.
Michael Block, the PGA club pro who became the biggest story of the PGA Championship, hit an incredible shot off a bridge at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
English fared much better on the 170-yard eighth, where he produced the first ace on the hole since Jim Furyk in 2011.
Adam Schenk, Byeong Hun An and Robby Shelton were tied for fourth place, one stroke behind Grillo and one ahead of Andrew Novak and world number one Scottie Scheffler, who lost in a tiebreaker 12 months ago and had his second round. consecutive 67.
Justin Rose, who won at Colonial five years ago, was tied for ninth at five-under after a bogeyless 66.
Michael Block, the 46-year-old club pro from California who earned a wild card after tying for 15th at the US PGA Championship, finished last in the 120-strong field at 15-over, but improved in his first round of 81 by seven strokes. .
Watch coverage of the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge live on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm on Saturday. Advance coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. on the same channel.
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