10 Things To Know After Round Two of the 2018 CIMB Classic


Ten things to know after day two of the 2018 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Gary Woodland and Marc Leishman share the halfway lead.

  1. Gary Woodland, the CIMB Classic runner-up in 2013 and 2014, tied the course record at TPC Kuala Lumpur’s West course with an 11-under 61, matching Justin Thomas’ second round score in 2015. He shares the halftime lead on 14-under 130.
  2. Marc Leishman made bogey on the first hole in round one and has since reeled off 35 straight holes without a blemish, alongside 15 birdies. The Aussie racked up 10 of those gains on Friday en route to a bogey-free 62 to tie Woodland atop the leaderboard.
  3. Shubhankar Sharma, making his CIMB Classic debut, shot a 64 on day two, which included nine birdies against just one bogey. The Indian was a shot back of the leaders at 13-under par 131.
  4. Paul Casey opened birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-day score of 13 under, good for T3 alongside Sharma.
  5. Bronson Burgoon, the overnight leader, posted a 3-under 69 and was tied for fifth at 12-under par 132.
  6. Austin Cook shot a bogey-free 68 to sit alongside Burgoon and Scott Piercy at T5. He’s one of just three players (Woodland, Kevin Chappell) in the field without a bogey through 36 holes.
  7. Billy Horschel, who ended the 2018 PGA TOUR Season with three top-three finishes in the FedExCup Playoffs, posted a 3 under to reach 10-under par (T10).
  8. Justin Thomas, the world No. 4 – and two-time CIMB winner, carded a bogey-free 69 despite struggling with accuracy (6 of 14 fairways, 11 of 18 greens). He was five shots back (-9, T15) heading into the weekend.
  9. Pat Perez, the defending champion, shot 69 on Friday and was nine shots off the pace at 5-under par (T36).
  10. Kevin Tway, who won last week’s Safeway Open in a playoff, opened his second round on fire, with birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 to turn in 6-under 30, but closed with a 1-over 37 to sign for a 67 and a 36-hole score of 7-under par (T22).


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