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Koepka and Schwartzel shoot record-equalling 63s, Woodland retains lead

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Koepka and Schwartzel shoot record-equalling 63s, Woodland retains lead


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11 Aug 2018, 00:14 IST

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U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel matched the bottom spherical in US PGA Championship historical past and Kevin Kisner additionally capitalised on best possible stipulations however Gary Woodland took the clubhouse lead at Bellerive Country Club.

U.S. Open champion Koepka and Schwartzel carded magnificent seven-under 63s at the par-70 direction, benefiting from a loss of wind on a sunny day in St Louis on Friday.

Koepka overlooked out on matching Branden Grace’s main file when he may handiest par the ultimate to take a seat two photographs adrift of Woodland, having produced a blemish-free spherical that includes seven birdies.

Schwartzel equalled that feat to surge up the leaderboard right into a proportion of fourth with Dustin Johnson and Thomas Pieters, the South African shedding simply the only shot on the 6th in an another way good spherical.

Kisner was once not off course to shoot the primary 61 in main historical past, however parred the par-five 8 and bogeyed the 9th – his ultimate gap of the day – to signal for a 64 and head into the weekend one shot off the lead on 9 below.

Woodland led via a solitary shot after the primary spherical and nonetheless held the slenderest of benefits courtesy of a four-under 66.

World primary Johnson is ominously poised on seven below following a 66 of his personal, 5 of his six birdies coming within the ultimate seven holes.

Francesco Molinari were given off to a blistering get started and the Open champion completed 5 photographs adrift of Woodland after carding a three-under 67, with Brandon Stone one shot at an advantage on six below.

Rickie Fowler – one shot off the lead after the primary spherical – dropped a shot at the first, whilst Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas sit down simply above the projected reduce line forward in their 2nd rounds within the afternoon.

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