The Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club kicked off on Thursday as players were determined to get an early start and make a move to take the lead. The majority of the entire field got off to a great start as many of them shot under par. At the end of the 1st round there was one player that stood out in front of the competition, which was Sang-Moon Bae. Bae put on a phenomenal performance as he fired a 63 to take the overall lead at 7-under par. Just behind Bae was Chris Kirk who shot a 64 to finish his round off at 6-under par. Other notable players included Brian Stuard who shot a 65 to finish the round in a tie for the 3rd place position. Last week’s Tournament of Champions winner Zach Johnson finished his round at 2-under par with a 68. As players finished off there round, one thing was certain that they would have to really bring in the birdies if they wanted to put there name atop of the leaderboard.
Round 2 kicked off Friday morning with 1 goal on everyone’s mind, to go low! The cut list would be made after everyone finished there round for the day. Only 80 players would be moving on to the weekend to compete for the winning spot. Notable players who did not make the cut were 2013’s Rookie of the Year, Jordan Spieth (70-71). Also the youngest player to ever compete in the Masters tournament, Guan Tianlang (73-75) would be packing his bags.
Some players who did stick out were Brian Stuard who shot his second 65 in a row to finish the round at 10-under par with the overall lead. Marc Leishman and Hideto Tanihara both finished their round at 9-under par to tie for 2nd place. With everyone grinding hard at work, there was 1 shot that stood out apart from everyone else competing. James Hahn achieved his 2nd Albatross in his golf career as he took his 2nd shot on the 9th hole which stands at 510 yards in length. One fan favorite, John Daly survived the cut with his 2 scores of 66-73. Daly will look to push to the finish as he currently sits tied for 66th place. You can expect to see Harris English and Adam Scott making a dash for the lead as they are pushing hard and coming up rather quickly.
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