Sport Stroud edges closer to Matsuyama, Kisner to complete second round

17:40  12 august  2017
17:40  12 august  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama lead USPGA Championship after weather disrupts second round

  Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama lead USPGA Championship after weather disrupts second round Kisner and Matsuyama ended eight-under with Jason Day in hot pursuit.Kisner, who already has two PGA Tour victories to his name, carded a round of 67 for the second day running to finish eight-under going into round three. The world No 25 was soon joined at the top of the leaderboard by Japanese number three Matsuyama, who carded a round of 64 despite having his stride broken by the weather.

Hideki Matsuyama charged into position to become the first Japanese man to win a major after joining Kevin Kisner in the second - round lead on eight-under-par at the PGA Championship in American Chris Stroud is best placed among those yet to complete the round, five-under with five holes left.

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Chris Stroud moved closer to the US PGA Championship lead as the second round was finally completed on Saturday.

The American resumed at Quail Hollow at five under with five holes to play and birdied the par-five seventh to card a three-under 68.

That took Stroud to six under and into a tie for third with Australian Jason Day, with the duo two shots behind co-leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner.

Stroud, only in the field thanks to a win at the Barracuda Championship last week, holed an 11-foot birdie putt at the seventh, one of the easier holes at the tricky Charlotte course, under cloudy skies.

Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow

  Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow American Kevin Kisner holds control at the US PGA Championship after going bogey-free through his front nine in the third round.Kevin Kisner held a one-stroke lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud midway through their third rounds at the US PGA Championship as players struggled to get moving.

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But Kisner was reeled in by the red-hot Matsuyama late in the day as the world No 3 cruised to (67) and Chris Stroud , who will have five holes to complete when play resumes on Saturday morning. (c) Sky News 2017: PGA Championship: Hideki Matsuyama roars into share of second - round lead.

Friday belonged to Matsuyama, the Japanese world number three firing a brilliant seven-under 64.

Only 25 players were unable to finish their rounds after earlier rain and dangerous weather led to a delay, before darkness saw play suspended.

Rain was again forecast for Saturday morning before a cloudy and humid afternoon, with the third round to be played in groups of three teeing off from only the first hole, beginning at 09:50 local time (13:50 GMT).

The leading group of Matsuyama, Day and Kisner start at 14:00 local time (18:00 GMT).

Matsuyama grabs lead as Kisner falters at US PGA .
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama led the US PGA Championship by one stroke midway through the final round.Hideki Matsuyama moved into the outright lead in the final round of the US PGA Championship after Kevin Kisner faltered on one of the easiest holes at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

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