Harry Hall leads by three shots halfway through the Charles Schwab Challenge; Michael Block finished last in the 120-strong field; watch round two on Sky Sports Golf on Friday (early coverage from 4pm, full action from 6pm)
Last Updated: 27/05/23 7:45am
Rookie Harry Hall fired four straight birdies around the turn to take a three-shot lead midway through the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Hall followed up his opening round of 62 with a 66 as he moved to 12 under par, three clear of 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, Texas.
Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo is a shot behind after a day-best round of 65.
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Former Walker Cup player Hall is chasing his first PGA Tour victory after posting two top-10 finishes in his rookie season so far.
Starting at the 10th, he bogeyed the 13th before getting the shot back two holes later and reeling off four consecutive birdies to solidify his position at the top of the leaderboard.
That run ended with a bogey at the third, but he birdied the seventh and cleared his second attempt to escape a greenside bunker at the eighth after plugging the side.
Michael Block, the PGA club pro who has become the biggest story from the PGA Championship, hits a spectacular shot from the bridge at the Charles Schwab Challenge
English went one better on the 170-yard eighth where he made his first ace on the hole since Jim Furyk in 2011.
Adam Schenk, Byeong Hun An and Robby Shelton are tied for fourth, one stroke behind Grillo and one ahead of Andrew Novak and world number one Scottie Scheffler, who lost in a play-off 12 months ago and has his second series of 67.
Justin Rose, who won the Colonial five years ago, is tied for ninth at five under after a bogey-free 66.
Michael Block, the 46-year-old club professional from California who earned an invitation after tying for 15th at the US PGA Championship, finished last in the 120-strong field at 15 over par but improved on his opening round of 81 by seven strokes. .
Watch round-three coverage from the Charles Schwab Challenge live on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm on Saturday. Early coverage starts at 4 pm on the same channel.
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