Sport Perez holds slender lead over Schauffele in Kuala Lumpur

15:06  13 october  2017
15:06  13 october  2017 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Perez extends lead at CIMB Classic

  Perez extends lead at CIMB Classic Pat Perez – a two-time winner on the PGA Tour – gave himself breathing space at the CIMB Classic thanks to an eight-under-par 64. Perez had nine birdies, including six on the way home, for his lowest round of the event and a third successive day in the 60s to be 21 under overall.Another solid iron shot. Another birdie. Pat Perez is rolling @CIMBClassic.#QuickHitspic.twitter.com/GbdRrJkC6n— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 14, 2017Tour Championship winner Schauffele carded a third-round 67 on Saturday.Enjoying a breakout year with two titles and fifth place at the U.S.

It was 41-year-old American Perez who shined brightest under cloudy skies following delays due to thunderstorms and rain at TPC Kuala Lumpur to take a slender advantage over his compatriot Schauffele .

Pat Perez holds a one-shot lead over Xander Schauffele at the halfway mark in the CIMB Classic after a weather-affected second round. under cloudy skies following delays due to thunderstorms and rain at TPC Kuala Lumpur to take a slender advantage over his compatriot Schauffele .

PatPerezcropped: CIMB Classic leader Pat Perez © Provided by Omnisport CIMB Classic leader Pat Perez

Pat Perez holds a one-shot lead over Xander Schauffele at the halfway mark in the CIMB Classic after a weather-affected second round.

Perez has finished in the top 20 in each of his last three tournaments and gave himself a great chance of claiming a third PGA Tour title with a seven-under 65 to go 13 under on Friday.

It was 41-year-old American Perez who shined brightest under cloudy skies following delays due to thunderstorms and rain at TPC Kuala Lumpur to take a slender advantage over his compatriot Schauffele.

Perez, whose last victory came at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba 11 months ago, made eight birdies following his first dropped shot of the week at the 12th after starting on the back nine.

Smith holds slender CIMB Classic lead

  Smith holds slender CIMB Classic lead Cameron Smith has had a tough time of it on the PGA Tour since his maiden win in April, but he is the man to catch at TPC Kuala Lumpur.Australian Cameron Smith holds a one-shot lead after the first round of the CIMB Classic.

Pat Perez holds a one-shot lead over Xander Schauffele at the halfway mark in the CIMB Classic after a weather-affected second round. under cloudy skies following delays due to thunderstorms and rain at TPC Kuala Lumpur to take a slender advantage over his compatriot Schauffele .

Perez held a slender one-stroke lead over PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Schauffele at the halfway stage of the tournament in Kuala Lumpur .

He made his move with four gains in a row after the turn and finished with back-to-back birdies to ensure he will head into the weekend as the man to catch.

PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Schauffele claimed a lucrative Tour Championship victory last time out and followed up an opening 65 with a five-under 67.

Schauffele made a statement with an eagle three at the third and came up with four birdies, dropping just the one shot at the sixth.

Cameron Smith, leader by a solitary shot after the first round, dropped back into a share of third with Sung Kang and Thomas Pieters following a one-under 71, a double-bogey on his penultimate hole of the day damaging his chances of claiming a victory.

World number 105 Kang signed for a nine-under 68 to keep himself in contention for a first PGA Tour title, while Pieters went round in 67 to also sit four shots off the lead.

Keegan Bradley is a further shot back, while Justin Thomas looks unlikely to win the tournament for a third successive year as the FedEx Cup winner is 10 shots adrift of Perez following a one-under 71.

WATCH: Na's hole-out eagle .
Watch how Kevin Na posted a stunning hole-out eagle on his way to a strong start at the CIMB Classic.Kevin Na produced a moment of brilliance to get within two strokes of the early lead at the CIMB Classic.

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