Sentry Tournament of Champions R2

Defending champion Xander Schauffele moves one shot clear in Hawaii

January 02-05
Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
$6,700,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Sentry Tournament of Champions R2 - Schauffele takes lead
Xander Schauffele at the HSBC Champions golf tournament. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Xander Schauffele stormed to the top of the leaderboard at the Sentry Tournament of Champions after a superb second-round 68 in Hawaii.

The defending champion has yet to drop a shot at the Kapalua Resort after a flawless 69 in his opening round but the American went one better with five birdies on Friday, including two in his final three holes.

Schauffele was one shot clear of 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed, who he hit the best round of the day of 66 to move to eight under par alongside overnight leader Joaquin Niemann.

Reed recorded eight birdies and one bogey, while Chilean Niemann mixed three gains with two dropped shots on the Plantation Course.

Rickie Fowler is in fourth at seven under thanks to a hat-trick of birdies from the 14th hole, while Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas – who rounded off with a bogey-bogey finish – are one stroke further adrift.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
69
68
137
T2
Patrick Reed
USA
-8
72
66
138
T2
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-8
66
72
138
4
Rickie Fowler
USA
-7
68
71
139
T5
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
69
71
140
T5
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
67
73
140
T7
J. T. Poston
USA
-5
70
71
141
T7
Matthew Wolff
USA
-5
69
72
141
T9
Gary Woodland
USA
-4
73
69
142
T9
Collin Morikawa
USA
-4
71
71
142
T9
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
71
71
142
T9
Lanto Griffin
USA
-4
71
71
142
T9
Jon Rahm
ESP
-4
69
73
142
T9
Matt Kuchar
USA
-4
68
74
142
T15
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
74
69
143
T15
Corey Conners
CAN
-3
73
70
143
T15
Dustin Johnson
USA
-3
72
71
143
T15
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
71
72
143
19
Kevin Kisner
USA
-2
72
72
144
T20
Chez Reavie
USA
-1
74
71
145
T20
Adam Long
USA
-1
74
71
145
T20
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
72
73
145
T20
Brendon Todd
USA
-1
71
74
145
T24
Paul Casey
ENG
Par
74
72
146
T24
Jim Herman
USA
Par
73
73
146
T26
Max Homa
USA
1
75
72
147
T26
Cameron Champ
USA
1
73
74
147
T26
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
72
75
147
T26
Tyler Duncan
USA
1
69
78
147
30
Keith Mitchell
USA
2
76
72
148
T31
J. B. Holmes
USA
3
78
71
149
T31
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
3
72
77
149
33
Kevin Na
USA
4
76
74
150
34
Martin Trainer
USA
5
74
77
151
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