Matt Kuchar claims sun lead of Mayakoba Golf Classic

Matt Kuchar claims sun lead after second round of Mayakoba Golf Classic as Jordan Spieth misses the cut in his final event of the year

  • Matt Kuchar hit a seven under 64 and finished with a two-shot lead
  • Big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ had bogey on 18th to finish with round of 62
  • Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of 2018

Press Association Sport Staff

Matt Kuchar is the outright leader after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Kramer Hickok and Dominic Bozzelli, hit a seven under 64 and finished Friday on 14 with a two-shot advantage over big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ.

Kuchar begun with five straight birdies on the front nine. He was leading by one shot when he shot his right and landed in the bushes near rocks. He took a penalty drop in a precarious spot and managed to escape with a 35-foot putt.

Matt Kuchar is the outright leader after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic

Matt Kuchar is the outright leader after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic

Matt Kuchar is the outright leader after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic

The American hit a seven under 64 and finished Friday with a two-shot advantage

The American hit a seven under 64 and finished Friday with a two-shot advantage

The American hit a seven under 64 and finished Friday with a two-shot advantage

A champion, who has a bogey on the 18th hole.

Anirban Lahiri carded seven birdies on his way to five under 66, putting him at 11-under for the tournament.

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year. The American was playing in Mexico via an arrangement made with the PGA Tour and he did not play the requisite 25 events.

Big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ had a bogey on the 18th hole

Big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ had a bogey on the 18th hole

Big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ had a bogey on the 18th hole

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year

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