the australian Cameron Smith completed the second round with -8 and took the reins of the British Open golfwith a total of 13 shots below par for t
British Golf Open TODAY: Positions after the second day
the australian Cameron Smith completed the second round with -8 and took the reins of the British Open golfwith a total of 13 shots below par for the Saint Andrews course, followed two shots by the American Cameron Young, who finished in the lead on the first day.
Smith, 28 years old and number 6 in the world ranking, signed a card without a single bogey and with six birdieshalf of them in the first three holes and five of them in the first half of the field.
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In the second half, he made another birdie, but above all an impressive eagle on the 14th hole (a par 5 that he completed in just three strokes).
Smith has five titles on the American tour (PGA), including this year’s Players Championship, unofficially considered the fifth ‘major’ of the season. At the next tournament, the Augusta Masters, he finished tied for third place.
In Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Norway’s Viktor Hovland are tied for third placeboth with -10, one stroke less than the American Dustin Johnson, 5th with -9.
The Spanish Jon Rahm finished with -4 after completing the second course with five shots under par and beat the shot, like his compatriot Sergio García (-3).
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Classification of the British Open golf (par 72) after the second day:
1. Cameron Smith (AUS) 131 (67-64) -13
2. Cameron Young (USA) 134 (64-69) -11
3.Viktor Hovland (NOR) 134 (68-66) -10
Rory McIlroy (NIR) 134 (66-68) -10
5. Dustin Johnson (USA) 135 (68-67) -9
6. Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 136 (70-66) -8
Scottie Scheffler (USA) 136 (68-68) -8
8. Patrick Cantlay (USA) 137 (70-67) -7
Talor Gooch (USA) 137 (68-69) -7
Adam Scott (AUS) 137 (72-65) -7