Sport Kokrak earns record 36-hole lead at Byron Nelson

05:15  20 may  2017
05:15  20 may  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Kokrak tops Texas leaderboard

  Kokrak tops Texas leaderboard Jason Kokrak fired a round-of-the-day 62 to open up a five-shot lead after the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Kokrak, without a top-10 finish all season on the PGA Tour, posted eight birdies in a blemish-free display at TPC Four Seasons to pull clear of the chasing pack.Billy Horschel is Kokrak's nearest challenger on seven under after finishing his round with three consecutive birdies, with world No 1 Dustin Johnson in the group a further stroke off the pace.

IRVING - While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes , he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

Kokrak , the 128th-ranked player in the world, matched the Nelson 's 36 - hole record at 12 under after his career-best scoring round, and no one has ever had a bigger lead there after two rounds. Jason Kokrak interview after Round 2 of AT&T Byron Nelson .

JasonKokrak-cropped: American golfer Jason Kokrak © Provided by Omnisport American golfer Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak earned a record lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson as two-time major champion Jordan Spieth sensationally missed the cut.

Kokrak was the star performer on Friday after carding an almost flawless eight-under-par 62.

The American's performance saw him move five shots clear to 12 under atop the leaderboard – the greatest 36-hole lead at the PGA Tour tournament since David Love III's four-stroke advantage in 2000.

Billy Horschel (65) is second heading into the weekend, but world number one Dustin Johnson is lurking in Irving, Texas.

U.S. Open champion Johnson posted back-to-back 67s to be tied for third at six under following the second round.

Teeing off on the back nine, Johnson was flawless as he birdied the 18th before adding another three consecutive birdies from the fifth to the seventh at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas.

Johnson would have been five shots adrift had he not bogeyed his final hole.

An Byeong-hun (66), Cameron Tringale (68), Bud Cauley (67), overnight leader James Hahn (70) and Jhonattan Vegas (68) are also six under.

Former world number one Jason Day is nine shots behind Kokrak following his second-round 69.

Masters winner and defending champion Sergio Garcia posted a five-under-par 65 to be two under through 36.

Spieth misses cut at AT&T Byron Nelson after quadruple-bogey

  Spieth misses cut at AT&T Byron Nelson after quadruple-bogey Two-time major champion Jordan Spieth fired a five-over 75 with a quadruple-bogey nine on the par-five 16th hole. Spieth was well inside the cut line before the implosion that forced him to re-tee twice.Jordan Spieth had to re-tee twice at 16.Here's the three-swing breakdown. #QuickHitspic.twitter.com/yMqNYm8c6R— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 19, 2017After climbing to summit of golf two years ago, Spieth has dropped down to sixth in the rankings. He has not recorded a top-10 finish since winning at Pebble Beach in February.

FULL LEADERBOARD: AT&T Byron Nelson . Kokrak had the 36 - hole lead for only the second time in 146 career PGA Tour starts. The other was the 2016 Northern Trust Open, where he ended up with a career-best tie for second.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes , he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

However, it was a day to forget for Spieth after he farewelled the tournament.

Spieth fired a five-over 75 with a quadruple-bogey nine on the par-five 16th hole as he missed the cut for the third time in four starts.

Spieth was well inside the cut line before the implosion that forced him to re-tee twice.

Day makes a move in Texas .
Jason Day fired a round-of-the-day 63 to move within two shots of the lead at the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson. The world No 4 mixed eight birdies with a sole blemish in an impressive display at TPC Four Seasons to move within two strokes of pacesetter James Hahn.Day came into the weekend 10 shots off the pace but now lies in a share of third spot alongside overnight leader Jason Kokrak, as he chases a first worldwide victory since last year's Players Championship.

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