Sebastian Munoz remains alone in the lead



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Sebastian Munoz remains alone in the lead

In the United States, Sebastian Munoz with a total of 195 (60 69 66, -21) remains alone in the lead (just as he did at the end of the first round) of the AT&T Byron Nelson, PGA Tour tournament. A McKinney , in Texas, after the "moving day" the Colombian has only one shot ahead of the American Jordan Spieth (ninth in the world ranking), second with 196 (-20) ahead of Chilean Joaquin Niemann, third with 197 (-19) .

On the TPC Craig Ranch course (par 72), the Americans Justin Thomas (eighth in the world order of merit) and James Hahn (who recovered 34 positions thanks to a round closed in 61, -11, with an eagle and nine birdies). While Francesco Molinari gained 14 positions, from 61 / o to 47 / o with 206 (69 70 67, -10) after a third lap closed in 67 (-5), supported by seven birdies and spotted by two bogeys.

Nice reaction from the Turin player, protagonist in the first 15 holes of the "moving day", without errors. Starting from 10, the winner of the 2018 Open Championship paid dearly for two bogeys arrived at 7 and 8.

Sebastian Munoz, results

Short ranking in Texas where South Korean Kyoung-Hoon Lee dreams of a second consecutive success in the competition, defending the title and is now sixth with 199 (-17) alongside South African Charl Schwartzel and American Ryan Palmer.

In the Top 10, ninth with 200 (-16), also the Americans Scottie Scheffler (world number 1), Beau Hossler and Davis Riley. In the USA, Munoz-29-year-old from Bogotà-chases the second title on the PGA Tour after the one arrived in 2019 at Sanderson Farms (in his palmarès also an exploit in 2016 on what is now the Korn Ferry Tour and two affirmations in 2015 in Colombia ).

In his first race after the one at RBC Heritage, Spieth (Texan, plays at home) is aiming for a new feat, the 14th on the circuit (figure including three majors). The show continues at the AT&T Byron Nelson, a tournament that is played on the par 72 course of the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, United States.

Very low scores, lots of birdies and highlights play remain a trend in this event. The Colombian Sebastan Muñoz, the only “survivor” of the trio that occupied the top of the standings halfway through the race, was certainly able to put on a show.

After the legendary first finish in 60 strokes, the Colombian was today the author of five birdies, with a spectacular eagle and a bogey, which earned him a total score of -21 which allows him to remain alone in command. Jordan Spieth is also in an excellent position, second at -20.

The American is progressing with the scores, first a 67, then a 65, up to today's extraordinary 64 with which he has climbed four positions. Three are instead those recovered by the Chilean Joaquin Niemann, who rose to third place with a score of -19.

The great protagonist of the day, however, was another player with stars and stripes, namely James Hahn who almost reached the score scored by Muñoz in the first round (60), but stopping at 61. His card says nine birdies and an eagle , without any bogey.

His extraordinary performance brings him to -18, a score with which he finds himself sharing fourth place with fellow countryman Justin Thomas. The number 1 of the Scottie Scheffler world ranking rose and entered the top 10.

The New Jersey native is at -16, perhaps too far from his head to fight for the victory, but we can expect anything from someone like him. Also noteworthy were the excellent laps in 64 with which the South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout and the American Davis Riley returned to the top 10, climbing 26 and 19 positions respectively. Excellent day for Francesco Molinari who, thanks to his 67 today, climbs the ranking up to 47th place.