KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Gary Wooded area shot an 11-under 61 to tie the route file Friday and sign up for Marc Leishman in a proportion of the second-round lead on the PGA Excursion’s season-opening CIMB Vintage.

Wooded area and Leishman (62) had been at 14-under 130 at the made over TPC Kuala Lumpur West route.

Wooded area’s bogey-free nines of 30-31 matched the 61 that Justin Thomas shot whilst successful the 2015 event, his first of 2 titles in a row in Kuala Lumpur.

Shubhankar Sharma (64) and Paul Casey (65) had been tied for 3rd, one stroke in the back of. Each golfers had stretches of 4 birdies and an eagle in 5 holes.

First-round chief Bronson Burgoon shot 69 and used to be two strokes in the back of, tied with fellow American citizens Scott Piercy (67) and Austin Cook dinner (68).

Thomas shot 69 and used to be 5 strokes in the back of. Protecting champion Pat Perez closed with a birdie to shoot 69 and used to be 9 strokes off the lead. Ernie Els shot 72 and used to be 10 strokes in the back of.

Wooded area completed moment to American compatriot Ryan Moore in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and 2014.

“It is great to stick competitive available in the market,” Wooded area mentioned. “This golfing route fits up beautiful excellent for me, I have had luck right here up to now. It is great to be again and enjoying smartly.”

Australia’s Leishman says he wishes extra of the similar at the weekend.

“Numerous excellent gamers on the most sensible of the leaderboard. You are going to need to play extraordinarily smartly to have a possibility to win,” Leishman mentioned.

Sharma’s around integrated a protracted birdie putt at the par-Three 8th hollow.

“It used to be about 25 ft, between 20 and 25 ft, round there,” Sharma mentioned. “That used to be the longest putt I made.”

There’s no minimize within the 78-player box.

Prize cash at Kuala Lumpur totals $7 million, with $1,62 million to the winner.

The CIMB Vintage marks the primary of 3 PGA Excursion occasions in Asia. It strikes directly to the CJ Cup in South Korea adopted via the Global Golfing Championships tournament in Shanghai.


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