Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a second-round 4-under 68 and will head into Sunday’s finale of the Invesco QQQ Championship holding a one-shot lead.
The 54-year old Spaniard finished his second day at Sherwood Country Club with just one bogey offset by five birdies, highlighted by a final-hole gain to reach 8-under par.
“I had chances for birdie on the last few holes and I can’t hole the putt on the last few holes til 18,” said Jimenez. “I missed the birdie on the 17th, I missed the birdie on the 16th, missed the birdie on the 14th also, also on the 13th.
“A lot of chances for birdie there on the back nine… only 1 under par for the front nine, post 4-under. I feel like I left a couple out there, yeah, but that’s the game.”
Stephen Ames posted a low-round 65 to move into second-place alongside Michael Bradley (69) and Scott Parel (70). The T2 trio were at 7-under par 137.
Overnight leader Tom Byrum posted an even-par 72 and was T5 with David McKenize at 6 under par, one clear of defending champ Bernhard Langer who carded a day-two 71. The German star was tied with David Tom (67) and Paul Goydos (69) at 5 under.
Six more players were T10 at 4 under, including Jay Haas (68), Colin Montgomerie (71), and Jesper Parnevik (72), among others.
2018 Invesco QQQ Championship
Second Round: The Top 5
Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Miguel Angel Jimenez -8 (-4)
2. Stephen Ames -7 (-7)
2. Michael Bradley -7 (-3)
2. Scott Parel -7 (-2)
5. David McKenzie -6 (-2)
5. Tom Byrum -6 (E)
Round 2: Video Highlights
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