Long takes two-shot lead at PGA Puntacana Championship



Adam Extended fired an eight-under-par 64 to open up a two-shot lead on the PGA Tour Corales Puntacana Championship on Saturday.

The 33-year-old American carded eight birdies and 10 pars in a flawless bogey-free spherical on the Corales Puntacana resort contained in the Dominican Republic.

Extended, who’s chasing solely his second profession PGA Tour title after victory on the Desert Basic remaining yr, had began the third spherical three off the lead.

However Extended started transferring up the leaderboard after reeling off 4 birdies over the doorway 9 to attain the flip at 4 beneath, 13 beneath widespread.

A beautiful second shot from the inexperienced on the par-four 10th left him with a three-footer for his fifth birdie of the day which he duly reworked.

Extended then went on a run of three consecutive birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes to maneuver two images away from the pack on 17 beneath widespread.

Second spherical chief Hudson Swafford will lead the pursuit of Extended in Sunday’s remaining spherical after a battling three-under-par 69.

Swafford had began his second spherical with a wobble, bogeying the par-three second to drop a shot.

However he regained his momentum on the fourth with a birdie, after which rolled in a 20-foot putt for eagle on the par-five seventh.

One totally different birdie on the eighth took Swafford to 15 beneath nonetheless his momentum faltered thereafter, ending his spherical with 10 consecutive pars to finish the day in second place on 15 beneath.

Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes is alone in third place on 14 beneath after a five-under-par 67.

Hughes opened with a bogey nonetheless then climbed the leaderboard on the as soon as extra 9 with three consecutive birdies, chipping in from off the inexperienced on each the 15th and 17th holes.

China’s Zhang Xinjun is 4 off the lead on 13 beneath after a four-under-par 68, one forward of Nate Lashley and Sean O’Hair, who’re tied for fifth on 12 beneath.

An important change on Saturday obtained proper right here from India’s Anirban Lahiri. The 33-year-old from Pune jumped 47 areas up the leaderboard with an eight-under-par 64.

Lahiri’s bogey-free current was capped by his eighth birdie of the day on the 18th inexperienced, leaving him tied for seventh place on 11 beneath alongside People Tyler McCumber, Luke Pointers and Justin Suh.

Leaderboard:

199 – Adam Extended 70-65-64

201 – Hudson Swafford 65-67-69

202 – Mackenzie Hughes (CAN) 68-67-67

203 – Zhang Xinjun (CHN) 66-69-68

204 – Sean O’Hair 67-67-70, Nate Lashley 68-71-65

205 – Anirban Lahiri (IND) 69-72-64, Tyler McCumber 65-71-69, Justin Suh 67-67-71, Luke Pointers 69-65-71

206 – Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 70-68-68, James Hahn 68-68-70, Kelly Kraft 68-68-70



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