A trio in the lead at the 2024 Sony Open half

Fourth position at -8 for a very large group, which includes yesterday's leader, the Australian Cam Davis.

by Andrea Gussoni
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A trio in the lead at the 2024 Sony Open half
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The second round of the Sony Open 2024, taking place in Hawaii as per tradition, ended during the Italian night. There are three of them who can claim the lead in the standings. They are the Chinese Carl Yuan, the American Austin Eckroat and the South Korean Byeong Hun An (recently returned from a brief suspension for testing positive).

For everyone the score is -9, even if An scores -6, Yuan -5 and Eckroat -4 on the day.

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Fourth position at -8 for a very large group, which includes yesterday's leader, the Australian Cam Davis. Of the non-USA members, with him are the German Stephan Jaeger and the Frenchman Matthieu Pavon.

Kurt Kitayama, Ben Griffin (-8 for them), Stewart Cink, Keith Mitchell, Taylor Montgomery, Chris Kirk and Grayson Murray complete the picture. There were many emotions during the day, and at a certain point there was even room for some hilarity, because various internet users pointed out that the PGA Tour scoreboard gave Troy Meritt (20th at -6) a hole in one.

It would also be credible, if it weren't on a par 5 (he then made a birdie). Among those cut, two important names stand out: Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris. The English and the USA, therefore, suffer a small blow at the beginning of the year which will culminate in April with the Masters.

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