|POS||NAME||RND 1||RND 2||TOT|| |
|1||Patrick Rodgers||67||-||(-11)||with 3 holes remaining|
|T2||Patton Kizzire||62||70||(-10)|| |
|T2||Rickie Fowler||65||-||(-10)||with 3 holes remaining|
|T3||Brian Gay||68||65||(-9)|| |
|T3||Brandon Harkins||65||68||(-9)|| |
|T3||Martin Piller||66||-||(-9)||with 9 holes remaining|
Oscar Fraustro, one of five Mexican players in the field this week, began the second round from No. 10 with a birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle start, eventually shooting 5-under 66. Through 36 holes (or when play was suspended due to darkness) Fraustro (69-66) is the leading player from Mexico at 7-under and shares the best result of any Mexican players in the history of this event with Carlos Ortiz when the pair finished T9 in 2014. Here’s a look at this week’s performances of other players from Mexico; Roberto Diaz (71-65), Carlos Ortiz (67-71), Abraham Ancer (71-E thru 11 holes) and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (70-75).
After last year’s second round, Gary Woodland led by a stroke over Webb Simpson at 13-under 129.
In the 10-year history of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, five second-round leaders/co-leaders converted for the win. Most recently, Graeme McDowell (2015) achieved the feat.
Jonathan Byrd, who regained his PGA TOUR card with a win at the 2017 Web.com Tour Championship, holed a 135-yard pitching wedge for a hole-in-one at No. 8. It marked the second ace of the week following Keith Mitchell’s ace on his opening hole (No. 10) Thursday to begin the tournament. Byrd’s ace is the ninth in tournament history and the fifth of his PGA TOUR career. His 2010 ace in Las Vegas was the first-ever playoff hole-in-one to secure victory.
The 36-hole cut will be made after the completion of the second round on Saturday. When play was suspended, 81 players were projected to make the cut at 1-under 141, while 68 players sat at 2-under or better. The 36-hole cut came at 2-under 140 the last two years.