Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes had to win a tie at the Dell Technology World Golf Championships in Austin, Texas on Friday, but still topped the group.
In the 9th group, Hughes ideally needed to win, but the tie and the duel between Webb Simpson and Paul Casey allowed him to advance to the 16th round.
On Saturday, the game will be changed to a knockout round and the remaining Canadians will face Spaniard Sergio Garcia (39th).
There are few seeds in the second round, and Spaniard Jon Rahm (No. 3) is the only survivor among the top 20 in the world. This game will make the little-known golfer the center of attention. The surprising South Africans Erik van Rooyen (62nd) and Dylan Frittelli (64th), and England veteran Ian Poulter (Ian) This is especially true in the case of Poulter, No. 60.
Another Canadian who tried his luck in this tournament, Corey Conners (Corey Conners) went through three difficult days and packed his bags after three failures.
In the women’s LPGA, South Korea’s Inbee Park played two rounds at the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California, retained the throne and handed over 69 (-3) cards.
Park Geun-hye leads at -9, only one shot ahead of German Sophia Popov, who shot 68 (-4) for the second consecutive round.
A day later, South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim, the leader’s main follower, dropped a few places and hit a par 72 last Friday. She is currently fourth, only fourth shot behind.
Canadians Alena Sharp and Brooke M. Henderson performed well and tied for 17th with 143 (-1).
Ontarian Sharp gave out one of the best playing cards of the day, a 68 (-4), which can climb to fifty positions. In the past seven holes, she also made nine post shots, five birdies.
Albertan Jaclyn Lee couldn’t avoid promotion, she hit 78 (+6).