Jason Kokrak in pole position in Texas as Spieth misses cut

  • Jason Kokrak in pole position in Texas as Spieth misses cut

Jason Kokrak in pole position in Texas as Spieth misses cut

Kokrak, the 128th-ranked player in the world, matched the Nelson's 36-hole record at 12 under after his career-best scoring round, and no one has ever had a bigger lead there after two rounds on the Tournament Players Course at the Four Seasons Resort and Club.

After finding his original effort, Barnes hacked his second shot onto the fairway and pitched his third onto the green before taking two attempts from 10 feet for an ugly double-bogey five. Hahn managed to reach the turn in 32 before picking up two more birdies to move level with Barnes.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, fellow American Cameron Tringale and Byeong Hun An of South Korea share the lead at 6-under-par 134 after the early wave of the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson on Friday.

England's Ian Poulter continued his recent form and settled for a level-par 70, while Sergio Garcia is in danger of missing the cut after a round of 73.

The 60-year-old Funk, seeking his first PGA Tour Champions individual title since 2012, had a one-stroke lead over Scott Parel in the first of the 50-and-over circuit's five majors.

Quiros added a second-round 64 to his opening 63 to sit on 15-under-par after 36 holes.

"It's a very nice situation I am in now, " Quiros said.

Thompson played her opening nine in even par with a birdie on No. 11 and a bogey on No. 17, then birdied No. 1 and Nos.

Kokrak's round was bogey-free, beginning with birdies on two of his first three holes.

"I think combined we're not 6 foot, but that's OK".

Defending champion and recent Masters victor Sergio Garcia shot a 65 and moved back into contention at 138.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko was four strokes back at 8 under after a bogey-free 67. "But it kind of laid back with six holes to go".

McIlroy (rib injury) to skip European Tour flagship event: Rory McIlroy will sit out the European Tour flagship event next week to make sure a recurring rib injury heals. Horschel, 30, is alone in second at seven-under for the tournament. I had to take nearly four weeks off, really didn't practice.

McIlroy believes the injury surfaced again from long practice sessions leading to The Players Championship.