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Sam Burns charges to lead at AT&T Byron Nelson


Sam Burns, in search of wins in consecutive PGA Tour begins, fired a career-low, 10-under-par 62 on Friday to lead the AT&T Byron Nelson at the occasion’s halfway level.

Burns has a two-round complete of 17-under 127 at TPC Craig Ranch within the Dallas suburb of McKinney, Texas. He sits two photographs forward of Sweden’s Alex Noren.

South Korea’s Ok.H. Lee (second-round 65) is at 14 below, good for third place. Another stroke again in fourth place is Doc Redman (67), with first-round co-leader J.J. Spaun (69) in fifth at 12 below.

The different first-round co-leader, Jordan Spieth (70), is tied for sixth at 11 below with Patton Kizzire (64), Matt Kuchar (66), Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz (66), Ireland’s Seamus Power (68) and South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel (68).

Burns, 24, received the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., two weeks in the past for his first PGA Tour title. He might grow to be the primary participant to seize his first two wins on the tour in consecutive begins since Colombia’s Camilo Villegas did so within the 2008 BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

Burns’ bogey-free spherical Friday featured 4 birdies on the entrance 9, 4 in a row from Nos. 11-14, then two extra on Nos. 17 and 18.

“Everything out there felt great,” he stated. “Just feel like we got into a good rhythm throughout the round. Made a run right there on the back nine, and so it was nice to be able to finish it off with two birdies at the end.

“Good means to finish the day. Just attempting to get an excellent recreation plan out right here for (Saturday) and let’s have a look at what occurs.”

Asked how the Valspar win has affected his confidence, Burns said: “The greatest factor for me is simply seeing the arduous work that we put in it, begin seeing outcomes from that. Numerous instances you do not know how lengthy the outcomes are going to take. Golf is a fickle recreation.

“It’s cool to see some feedback from the progress we’ve made back home and seeing it in tournament play as well.”

Noren additionally averted bogeys on Friday, and he had two units of back-to-back birdies.

“The fairways are wider which I like, so I’ve never hit so many fairways I think,” Noren stated. “I’m not always the straightest, so this helps.

“Playing from the golf green rather a lot helps. I performed the par-5s good this week … and the placing has been there, so it has been an excellent week to date.”

Defending champion Sung Kang of South Korea is tied for twenty seventh at 8 below following 69 within the second spherical. Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, enjoying his first occasion since profitable the Masters, is tied for 53rd place at 6 below after carding a 70 on Friday.

-Field Level Media

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