LAS VEGAS – Kevin Na recorded two eagles in a span of four holes Friday, and he holds a share of the lead at the midway point of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Na produced a 9-under-par 62 in the second round at TPC Summerlin to wind up at 12-under 130. He is tied for first with Lucas Glover (8 under on Friday), Patrick Cantlay (7 under) and Brian Stuard (6 under).
Australia’s Matt Jones (8 under) holds fifth place at 11 under. First-round leader Nick Taylor of Canada followed up his 8-under-par opening day with a 2-under round on Friday. He is tied for sixth place with Lanto Griffin (6 under), Beau Hossler (6 under), Scott Stallings (6 under) and Sam Ryder (4 under).
Na sank a 44-foot eagle putt on the 585-yard, par-5 13th hole, then rolled in an a 35-footer for eagle on the 536-yard, par-5 16th hole. He added birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, his fifth and sixth of the day. Na’s lone bogey came on the opening hole.
Cantlay drove the green on the 307-yard 15th hole, then made a 46-foot eagle putt. His round also featured six birdies and one bogey.
“That kind of kick started me, got me going,” Cantlay said of the eagle, according to Golfweek.
Las Vegas was the site of Cantlay’s first PGA Tour win, in 2017.
“I like this place,” Cantlay said, according to Golfweek. “Have a good track record here, and I really feel comfortable around here. I like the golf course, so I think that helps.”
Glover very nearly produced a rare double eagle. His 210-yard approach shot on No. 16 wound up 17 inches from the cup, and he tapped in for eagle. He also had six birdies in a bogey-free round.
Stuard was the only one of the co-leaders not to mark an eagle on his card. He notched six birdies and no bogeys.
Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau is tied for 21st at 8 under after a 3-under 68 on Friday.
World No. 1 Brooks Koepka shot even par on Friday, leaving him 1 under through two rounds, and he missed the cut. His younger brother, Chase Koepka, playing on a sponsor’s exemption, shot 2 under in the second round and is tied for 34th place at 7 under.
–Field Level Media