WGC Mexico Championship: Shubhankar Sharma grabs Round 2 lead

Shubhankar Sharma (Getty Photographs)

Shubhankar Sharma grabbed the second spherical lead Friday on the WGC Mexico Championship after firing a 5-underneath sixty six to surge previous a crowded leaderboard.

Although unheralded getting into the week, Sharma, the seventy fifth-ranked participant on the planet, has been in nice type this yr. He gained the European Tour’s Maybank Championship earlier this season.

Sharma completed Round 2 at eleven beneath after birdieing his final three holes. He began his first spherical with an eagle on the par-four first gap, however shortly bogeyed the second and third. However he rebounded on the again 9 with a bogey-free 5-underneath 31.

Final season’s breakout performer Xander Schauffele, Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello completed Round 2 tied for second at 9 underneath. Schauffele shot a three-beneath sixty eight on Friday, and Cabrera Bello fired a four-beneath sixty seven.

Garcia shot up the leaderboard late with a birdie on the par-four tenth, and eagle on the par-5 eleventh and a birdie on 18. Garcia, making simply his second PGA Tour begin this yr, seems to be poised to contend as he gears up for his title protection subsequent month at Augusta Nationwide.

Dustin Johnson shot a 5-underneath sixty six to complete Round 2 at 7 beneath. The world’s prime-ranked golfer despatched a shockwave via the gang when he holed out for eagle on the par-four ninth gap.

Louis Oosthuizen, who held the lead a lot of the second spherical, and Bubba Watson have been among the many others to hitch Johnson at 7 beneath. 

With no minimize, all sixty four gamers within the area will play the weekend.