Texas, Francesco Molinari overcomes the cut

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Texas, Francesco Molinari overcomes the cut

In the United States, after three consecutive eliminations, Francesco Molinari overcomes the cut and enters the final phase of AT&T Byron Nelson. In McKinney, Texas, in the PGA Tour tournament, the Turinese slipped from 40th to 61st position with a partial of 70 (-2) out of a total of 139 (69 70, -5) strokes.

On the TPC Craig Ranch course (par 72), in the second round the winner of the 2018 Open Championship, starting from hole 10, made three birdies in the first 11 holes played. Then, Chicco Molinari began to lose strokes and ground, with four bogeys and another birdie from 3 to 7.

But at hole 9 (par 5), the last of his day, he found a decisive eagle. The Piedmontese is 10 shots away from the occupied summit, with 129 (-15), no longer only from Colombian Sebastian Munoz (60 69), who dominated the first round (finished in 60, -12), but also from the American Ryan Palmer (67 62) and from the English David Skinns (66 63).

Palmer, 45, from Amarillo (Texas), signed the lowest part of the second round thanks to a 62 (-10), with ten birdies and no bogey, climbing 11 places and finding his lowest round in 64 played at AT&T Byron Nelson.

Francesco Molinari, results

Following the leaders, 4 / o with 130 (-14), is the American Justin Lower who precedes the South African Charl Schwartzel, fifth with 131 (-13).

Among the big names, the Texan Jordan Spieth is sixth with 132 (-12). Same score for the Chilean Joaquin Niemann and the South Korean Kyoung-Hoon Lee, who defends the title won in 2021. In the Top 10, ninth with 133 (-11), there is the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama.

On the other hand, the American Justin Thomas is 15 / o with 134 (-10). While Scottie Scheffler, world number 1, is 20 / o with 135 (-9). The prize pool is $ 9,100,000, with the first coin being 1,638,000. The PGA Tour golfers have come to the end of the second round of this weekend's event.

After 36 holes of the AT&T Byron Nelson (prize money 9.1 million dollars) at the head of a very short leaderboard we find with the score of -15 (129 hits) a trio composed by the English David Skinns, by the American Ryan Palmer, and by Colombian Sebastian Munoz.

The latter, following the sensational debut, is limited to a much more usual -3, while remaining in command. Great Friday for the 45-year-old Palmer, able to climb 11 positions thanks to the super -10 of the day. On the par 72 course of the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney (Texas, United States) -14 and fourth position alone for the American Sebastian Lower, who precedes the South African Charl Schwartzel by a length.

In sixth place with -12 a new trio formed by the Chilean Joaquinn Niemann, the South Korean K. H. Lee, and the American Jordan Spieth. Finally, the top ten closed with a score of -11 by the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama, the Irish Seamus Power, the Chilean Mito Pereira, the Swede Alex Noren, and the Americans Beau Hossler and Jason Kokrak.

For Noren a perfect round of -9 which allows him to climb 57 positions. Lanto Griffin also comes up from the rear. The Californian places an excellent -8 of the day avoiding the cut and hoisting himself in 20th place with a score of -9, like world number one Scottie Scheffler.

He instead slips to 61st place with an overall score of -5 Francesco Molinari, while signing a decent -2 today. The Turin player does not affect like many of his opponents, playing a fluctuating round in which he finds an eagle, 5 birdies and 4 bogeys. For the blue, however, there is still the possibility of ending in crescendo and climbing a close ranking.