Justin Suh records best round on Tour to take the halfway lead

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February 25, 2023
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Justin Suh carded his best round on Tour with a 6-under 64 and his best opening 36-hole score, 10-under 130, to take a one-shot lead at the halfway mark in the Honda Classic.

"I didn't start off too hot. I missed a small one I think on No. 2. But I made a good putt on, I think, 6, and then made some really long ones on 8, 9, 10, and I think it was, yeah, I don't know, the putter just kind of got hot. It was just fun to see putts go in, especially when we were hitting good iron shots, and down the stretch we made a good par on 16 and a good birdie on 18. Hopefully it just keeps going."

Suh is the first player with seven straight 3s on his scorecard since the event moved to PGA National in 2007, playing from the 5th to the 11th in 5-under .

Chris Kirk shot a bogey-free 8-under 62, equalling his career-low round on Tour previously shot in the final round of the 2015 Sentry Tournament of Champions where he finished T14. He lies in second place at 9-under.

"Usually we're playing for 15, 20 plus yards of hurt going into the wind shots, and 15, 20 yards of help on downwind shots," he said. "So it's really difficult to get those just right when it's really windy.

"But today there was hardly a breath most of the round, and so it became a little bit more target practice."

England's Ben Taylor carded a 65 to move into a share of third place at 8-under, the only non-American in the top-5.

Tied alongside him are Monday Qualifier Ryan Gerard (63), Ben Martin (64), Eric Cole (66) and a bogey-free Brice Garnett (64).

Defending champion Sepp Straka carded a 68 and lies in T22 at 3-under, trailing by seven strokes in bid to become the first repeat winner of The Honda Classic since Jack Nicklaus in 1977-78.

Play was suspended due to darkness at 6:27 p.m. with two players yet to complete their round. They will resume at 6:50 a.m., with the third round consisting of threesomes off one tee from approximately 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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1Justin Suh-10F-66664130
2Chris Kirk-9F-86962131
T3Ryan Gerard-8F-76963132
T3Ben Taylor-8F-56765132
T5Ben Martin-7F-66964133
T5Eric Cole-7F-46766133
T5Brice Garnett-7F-66964133
T8Tyler Duncan-6F-36767134
T8Tano Goya-6F-46866134
T10Matt Wallace-5F-26768135
T10Zach Johnson-5F-36867135
T10Byeong Hun An-5F-57065135
T10Carson Young-5FE6570135
T10Adam Schenk-5F-26768135
T10Chesson Hadley-5F-46966135
T16Adam Svensson-4F-47066136
T16Akshay Bhatia-4F-57165136
T16Dylan Frittelli-4F-57165136
T16Shane Lowry-4F-26868136
T16Adrian Meronk-4F-16769136
T16Scott Harrington-4F-36967136
T22Min Woo Lee-3F-16869137
T22Cameron Percy-3F-26968137
T22Kelly Kraft-3F-47166137
T22Harrison Endycott-3F-57265137
T22Sepp Straka-3F-26968137
T22David Lingmerth-3F-26968137
T28Sungjae Im-2F16771138
T28Taylor Pendrith-2F-16969138
T28Harry Hall-2FE6870138
T28Davis Riley-2F-37167138
T28Jason Dufner-2FE6870138
T28Joseph Bramlett-2F36573138
T28Billy Horschel-2F36573138
T28Brandon Matthews-2F-16969138
T28Andrew Novak-217-169-69
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T37Christiaan Bezuidenhout-1F16871139
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T37Dylan Wu-1F-27168139
T37Erik Barnes-1F-37267139
T37Will Gordon-1F16871139
T37Kramer Hickok-1F-27168139
T37Ryan Armour-1F-17069139
T48Lee HodgesParF-17169140
T48Bill HaasParF-27268140
T48Padraig HarringtonParF-27268140
T48Stephan JaegerParF-17169140
T48Kevin RoyParF-27268140
T48Ben GriffinParF16971140
T48Mark HubbardParF16971140
T48Tyson AlexanderParFE7070140
T48Robby SheltonParF-37367140
T48Kevin TwayParF16971140
T48Kevin ChappellParF-27268140
T48Augusto NúñezParFE7070140
T60Cody Gribble+1FE7170141
T60Ryan Brehm+1F46774141
T60Matthias Schwab+1F-47566141
T60Trevor Cone+1FE7170141
T60Anders Albertson+1F-17269141
T60MJ Daffue+1F-37467141
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T60Trace Crowe+1F-17269141
T60S.H. Kim+1F36873141
T60J.T. Poston+1F-27368141
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T60Kyle Stanley+1F36873141
T60Brett Drewitt+117E71-71
T60Pierceson Coody+117566-66
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T81Peter Malnati+2F27072142
T81Cam Davis+2FE7270142
T81Aaron Baddeley+2F17171142
T81Ben Silverman+2F27072142
T81Fabián Gómez+2F27072142
T81Chad Ramey+2F27072142
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T81Carl Yuan+2F27072142
T90Arjun Atwal+3F-17469143
T90Satoshi Kodaira+3F-27568143
T90Doc Redman+3F17271143
T90Ryan Moore+3FE7370143
T90Matti Schmid+3F-17469143
T90Sam Stevens+3F-17469143
T90Jonathan Byrd+3F37073143
T90Ben Crane+3F27172143
T90Martin Trainer+3F56875143
T90Greyson Sigg+3FE7370143
T90Austin Eckroat+3F-17469143
T90Michael Gligic+3F46974143
T102Austin Cook+4F17371144
T102Denny McCarthy+4F-17569144
T102Michael Kim+4F27272144
T102Adam Long+4F37173144
T102Matt Kuchar+4F-17569144
T102Harris English+4FE7470144
T102Chris Stroud+4F27272144
T102Curtis Thompson+4F17371144
T102Sean O'Hair+4FE7470144
T102Grayson Murray+4FE7470144
T102Jonas Blixt+4F17371144
T102Nick Hardy+4F27272144
T102Paul Haley II+4F56975144
T102Tyler Collet+4F66876144
T116Robert Streb+5F37273145
T116Aaron Rai+5F37273145
T116Henrik Norlander+5F37273145
T116Ryan Palmer+5F37273145
T116Brian Gay+5F37273145
T116Greg Chalmers+5F57075145
T122Brian Stuard+6F37373146
T122Andrew Landry+6F27472146
T122Hayden Buckley+6F76977146
T125Luke Donald+7F67176147
T125Callum Tarren+7F27572147
T127Russell Knox+9F47574149
T127Zecheng Dou+9F87178149
T127Rory Sabbatini+9F87178149
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T131Marcus Byrd+10F-18169150
T131Nico Echavarria+10F77377150
T131Parker Coody+10F67476150
T135Scott Brown+11F57675151
T135Camilo Villegas+11F18071151
T135Kyle Westmoreland+11F57675151
T135Harry Higgs+11F97279151
T139S.Y. Noh+12F107280152
T139Andrew Kozan+12F67676152
T141Erik van Rooyen+14F77777154
T141Sung Kang+14F117381154
W/DThomas Detry---76-76
W/DBrent Grant---77-77
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The Honda Classic 2023

Date: February 23rd - 26th 2023

Location: PGA National Resort (The Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Purse: $8,400,000

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