Harry Hall takes a three-stroke lead halfway through the Charles Schwab Challenge; Michael Block finishes last in the field of 120 men; watch round two on Sky Sports Golf on Friday (early coverage from 4pm, full action from 6pm)
Last update: 27/05/23 07:45
Rookie Harry Hall fired four straight birdies on the turn as he took a three-shot lead halfway through the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Hall followed his first round 62 with a 66 as he moved to 12 under par, three clear rounds on American Harris English who lit up his round of 66 with a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX.
Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo is one shot further after a best lap of the day in 65.
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Former Walker Cup player Hall is aiming for his first PGA Tour win after finishing twice in the top 10 in his rookie season so far.
From the 10th he bogeyed the 13th before recovering that shot two holes later and grabbing four straight birdies to cement his position at the top of the standings.
That run ended in a bogey in the third, but he birdied in the seventh and made his second attempt to escape from a greenside bunker in the eighth after plugging into the side.
Michael Block, the PGA club pro who became the biggest story in the PGA Championship, landed an incredible shot from a bridge at the Charles Schwab Challenge
The English fared much better on the eighth from 170 yards where he produced the first ace on the hole since Jim Furyk in 2011.
Adam Schenk, Byeong Hun An and Robby Shelton were tied for fourth, one shot behind Grillo and one ahead of Andrew Novak and world number one Scottie Scheffler, who lost in the play-off 12 months ago and played his second straight round of 67.
Justin Rose, who won at Colonial five years ago, was tied for ninth at five under after a bogey-free 66.
Michael Block, the 46-year-old Californian club professional who earned an Invitational after finishing 15th in the US PGA Championship, finished last in the field 120-15 over par but improved his first-round 81 by seven strokes. .
Watch coverage of the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge live on Sky Sports Golf from 6 p.m. Saturday. First coverage begins at 4 p.m. on the same channel.
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