AT&T Byron Nelson - R2

Kang matches course record of 61 to take top spot

May 09-12
Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
$7,900,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Sung Kang moved to the top of the leaderboard after carding a second-round 10-under 61 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

In a blemish-free round, the South Korean hit five straight birdies through holes five to nine to match the Trinity Forest course record and take the lead at 16 under overall, four shots ahead of Matt Every.

American Every rebounded from his lone bogey at the 14th hole with a birdie at the last to card a 65 and share a tie of second place with compatriot Tyler Duncan, who shot a 66.


Duncan hit a single bogey on the par-four 13th – but accidentally struck his wife in the head with the wayward shot.

The 29-year-old, whose round also included six birdies, said he did not know about the incident until after the round, but told the PGA website: “I’m just happy she’s not hurt.”

Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka followed his opening 65 with a 66 to sit in fourth on 11 under overall, two shots ahead of Scotland’s Martin Laird.

Laird, who started the day tied in 22nd, completed the second round without a single bogey to finish in a share of sixth place after 36 holes.

It was a disappointing day for overnight leader Denny McCarthy, however, who had to settle for a round of 77, making one birdie, a double bogey and five bogeys.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-16
65
61
126
T2
Matthew Every
USA
-12
65
65
130
T2
Tyler Duncan
USA
-12
64
66
130
4
Brooks Koepka
USA
-11
65
66
131
5
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-10
67
65
132
T6
Martin Laird
SCO
-9
67
66
133
T6
Beau Hossler
USA
-9
67
66
133
T6
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-9
66
67
133
9
Michael Thompson
USA
-8
66
68
134
T10
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
68
67
135
T10
Matt Jones
AUS
-7
65
70
135
T10
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-7
65
70
135
T10
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-7
69
66
135
T10
Doug Ghim
USA
-7
69
66
135
T10
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-7
69
66
135
T10
Zack Sucher
USA
-7
67
68
135
T17
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-6
67
69
136
T17
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-6
67
69
136
T17
Seth Reeves
USA
-6
66
70
136
T17
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-6
70
66
136
T17
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-6
69
67
136
T17
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-6
66
70
136
T17
Kevin Tway
USA
-6
70
66
136
T17
Scott Piercy
USA
-6
67
69
136
T17
J. J. Spaun
USA
-6
66
70
136
T17
Cameron Davis
AUS
-6
67
69
136
T27
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-5
68
69
137
T27
Shawn Stefani
USA
-5
65
72
137
T27
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-5
67
70
137
T27
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-5
69
68
137
T27
Kevin Na
USA
-5
69
68
137
T27
Ryan Palmer
USA
-5
68
69
137
T27
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
68
69
137
T27
Joey Garber
USA
-5
68
69
137
T27
Davis Riley
USA
-5
68
69
137
T36
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-4
69
69
138
T36
Sam Burns
USA
-4
66
72
138
T36
Patrick Reed
USA
-4
70
68
138
T36
Pat Perez
USA
-4
67
71
138
T36
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
69
69
138
T36
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-4
69
69
138
T36
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-4
70
68
138
T36
Curtis Luck
AUS
-4
71
67
138
T36
Bill Haas
USA
-4
68
70
138
T36
Aaron Wise
USA
-4
69
69
138
T36
Daniel Berger
USA
-4
66
72
138
T36
Russell Henley
USA
-4
71
67
138
T36
Chad Campbell
USA
-4
65
73
138
T36
Alexander Noren
SWE
-4
70
68
138
T36
Kramer Hickok
USA
-4
65
73
138
T51
Justin Harding
RSA
-3
66
73
139
T51
Daniel Chopra
SWE
-3
72
67
139
T51
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
69
70
139
T51
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
70
69
139
T51
Seamus Power
IRL
-3
72
67
139
T51
Brady Schnell
USA
-3
72
67
139
T51
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-3
70
69
139
T51
Branden Grace
RSA
-3
69
70
139
T51
Bud Cauley
USA
-3
70
69
139
T51
Keith Mitchell
USA
-3
66
73
139
T51
Troy Merritt
USA
-3
65
74
139
T51
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
67
72
139
T51
Harris English
USA
-3
68
71
139
T51
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
68
71
139
T51
David Lingmerth
SWE
-3
71
68
139
T51
Tom Hoge
USA
-3
64
75
139
T67
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
69
71
140
T67
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-2
70
70
140
T67
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-2
68
72
140
T67
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
72
68
140
T67
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
72
68
140
T67
Chase Wright
USA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Wes Roach
USA
-2
70
70
140
T67
Brandon Harkins
USA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Ben Crane
USA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Denny McCarthy
USA
-2
63
77
140
T67
Brian Gay
USA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Abraham Ancer
USA
-2
69
71
140
T67
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-2
71
69
140
T67
Chad Collins
USA
-2
68
72
140
T67
Sepp Straka
AUT
-2
69
71
140
T67
Nate Lashley
USA
-2
67
73
140
CUT
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Derek Oland
USA
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
71
70
141
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
John Senden
AUS
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
Par
70
72
142
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
1
73
70
143
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
1
67
76
143
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
1
74
69
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
71
72
143
CUT
John Chin
USA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
2
74
70
144
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
2
68
76
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Colt Knost
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
3
70
75
145
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
3
76
69
145
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
3
73
72
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
3
70
75
145
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Roland Thatcher
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
5
77
70
147
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
5
68
79
147
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
5
74
73
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Stuart Deane
AUS
5
73
74
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
5
68
79
147
CUT
Zack Fischer
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
75
73
148
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
6
75
73
148
CUT
George McNeill
USA
6
70
78
148
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
6
72
76
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
7
73
76
149
CUT
Todd Balkin
AUS
7
75
74
149
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
8
76
74
150
CUT
Tony Romo
USA
8
76
74
150
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
10
75
77
152
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
11
78
75
153
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
11
71
82
153
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
USA
12
76
78
154
RET
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
72
72
RET
D. J. Trahan
USA
Par
0
RET
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
78
78
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