10 Things To Know After Day Two of the CJ Cup


Ten things to know after the second round of the 2018 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Golf Club in Jeju Island, South Korea, where Scott Piercy leads.

  1. Day-2 Leader: With a 7-under 65, Scott Piercy grabbed sole possession of the halftime lead by one shot. Piercy hit 13/14 fairways and 16/18 greens en route to a two-day score of 9-under par.
  2. Top Chaser: World No. 3 Brooks Koepka eagled the 18th hole to sign for a 65, good for a two-day total of 8-under par. He will be paired with Piercy in round three.
  3. Overnight Leader: After a second-day 70, first-round leader Chez Reavie slipped back to third-place at 6-under par.
  4. Ryder Cup Teammates: Four off the lead at 5-under par were European Ryder Cup teammates Ian Poutler (69) and Alex Noren (65).
  5. Last Year’s Champ: The 2017 CJ Cup champion, Justin Thomas, also eagled the 18th to post a 70, and finally get in to the red numbers at 1-under par. Despite some early struggles, Thomas was just eight back heading into the weekend at T22.
  6. Last Week’s Champ: Coming off a five-shot win at last week’s CIMB Classic, Marc Leishman, carded a second-round 71 for a two-day score of 2-over par.
  7. Ace in the Hole: The first ever hole-in-one at the CJ Cup was recorded by Paul Casey on the par-3 187-yard seventh hole with a 7-iron. It was the Englishman’s second career hole-in-one.
  8. Top Korean(s): Following a day-two card of 73, Si Woo Kim fell into a tie with Sung Kang (67) for the low Korean score at 2-under par.
  9. Low Score: With an 8-under 64, Brian Harman posted the round of the day. It was 12 shots better than his opening round of 76.
  10. Blemish Free: No player finished bogey-free in round one, but five players navigated Nine Bridges cleanly on Friday: Pat Perez (68), Andrew Putnam (68), Scott Piercy (65), Alex Noren (65), and Sung Kang (67).

2018 CJ CUP

Round Two: The Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Scott Piercy -9 (-7)
2. Brooks Koepka -8 (-7)
3. Chez Reavie -6 (-2)
4. Ian Poulter -5 (-3)
4. Alexander Noren -5 (-7)
6. Pat Perez -4 (-4)
6. Gary Woodland -4 (-5)
6. Jamie Lovemark -4 (-4)
6. Ryan Armour -4 (-5)

Round Two: Video Highlights


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