PGA Tour: Russell Henley holds halfway lead at Sony Open as Cameron Smith misses cut in Hawaii | Golf News

The 2013 Sony Open Champion earned a seven-under 63 card to go to a 15-under and three-shot Hawaii. Leader Kevin Na suffered through the night in second round 71 and missed Championship winner Cameron Smith – watch the live broadcast on Saturday from 9pm on Sky Sports Golf.

Last update: 1/15/22 7:25 AM


Russell Henley carries halfway in Hawaii

Russell Henley provided a strong final touch to open a three-shot lead halfway through the Sony Open, with top seed Cameron Smith withdrawing early.

Henley sent Nasreen out on his Waialae Country Club tour and played his last six holes in a six-under in order to close out the second round 63 and steer clear of nearest challenger Haotong Li.

The 2013 champion raced from dugout to Eagle 18 but failed to get up and down the sand in the quad first, then Henley followed four birdsongs in a five-hole stretch of fourth by finishing his run with a header. A 30-foot-tall eagle at the five-bar tower at nine.

“I don’t remember the last time I had Nasrin on the same tour, but it sure is exciting,” Henley said. “We still have a long way to go, but obviously I’m just looking to continue to have confidence in my game for the next couple of days.”

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Lee scored three birdies on either side of his only ghost on the day, making it 12-under, while Matt Kuchar heads into the weekend with four strokes over speed in third after five birds in eight holes during a no-65 stealth run.

Haotong Li missed the cut in 14 out of 18 participants worldwide in 2021

Haotong Li missed the cut in 14 out of 18 participants worldwide in 2021

Michael Thompson sits fourth, while Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Ireland’s Seamus Power are in a group of 11 players, four of whom fall short of the lead in fifth, including also amateur world number one Keita Nakajima.

Defending champion Kevin Na, the first-round leader, faltered to 71 on Friday and dropped seven shots off his pace, while Smith – the record-breaking winner last week at the Sentry of Champions – missed by three strokes after a second. Round 71.

Watch the Sony Open all weekend live on Sky Sports. Live coverage of the featured groups starts at 9pm on Sky Sports Golf, before full coverage from midnight.

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