Kim leads Texas Open after near-miss on second ace

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Spieth and Fowler, who both shot 68 for the second round in a row, shared second with fellow Americans Harold Varner (66) and Adam Schenk (66) as well as Canadian Corey Conners (67) and Kim's compatriot Lee Kyoung-hoon (67).

Kim, appeared to be struggling a little with a rib injury in the closing stages but he still had three birdies in four holes from the 14th after his earlier troubles before bogeying the 18th. "I saw that first bounce and then I thought it would go in for sure".

A hole-in-one helped Si Woo Kim to open up a four-shot lead after the second round of the Valero Texas Open, with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler among the chasing pack.


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Nick Taylor (72) of Abbotsford, B.C., and Mackenzie Hughes (71) of Dundas, Ont., were tied for 36th at 3 under. Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., and Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., missed the cut.

He remained on track with a birdie at the 14th after getting up and down from a greenside bunker and, after holing a clutch 12-footer for par at the 15th, he notched another birdie at the par-three 16th where he almost took out the flag with his tee shot. "Very lucky to leave myself an uphill 10-footer".


"I've been in this position a few times before where I've been near the lead", Conners said. "I was just expecting the wind to hold it a bit better, and obviously it didn't". His front nine was littered with bogeys and double bogeys, but he was able to card five birdies on the back nine to move into a tie for 16th (7 under). He chipped up and finished with a par. Instead, he holed out from 113 yards for an eagle on his 17th hole. A day later, he bested Kevin Na in his second group play match.

"Besides having a fever last night, and dealing with allergies right now, I mean, withdrawing crossed my mind last night", Vegas said. "Certainly a bonus on the hole out. That's why it was a pretty good back nine".

After a 320 yard drive on the 567-yard par-5 14th, An chipped his third shot to 4 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. He got up-and-down from a bunker at the 15th, putting from nearly 10 feet to save par.


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