Rickie Fowler holds solo lead at midway point in Los Angeles

Rickie Fowler holds solo lead at midway point in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Rickie Fowler picked up proper the place he left off on Friday afternoon.

Fowler, after posting a event file 8-under 62 on Thursday with Xander Schauffele, rattled off three birdies in his first three holes of the second spherical at Los Angeles Nation Membership. That stretch jumped him proper previous Wyndham Clark, who briefly took the solo lead after a formidable second spherical within the morning wave of the U.S. Open.

Although he had a really unstable spherical — Fowler made eight birdies and 6 bogeys — he completed with a 2-under 68. That obtained Fowler to 10-under on the week, one stroke forward of Clark and the remainder of the sector.

Rory McIlroy sits in third at 8-under, because of a stable end that had 4 birdies in his final 5 holes. Xander Schauffele matched him there with a late birdie on Friday night time. Harris English is in fifth at 7-under, and Dustin Johnson leads a gaggle at 6-under. Former Masters breakout star and former U.S. Novice Champion Sam Bennett made his method into the highest 10, too.

The reduce was set at 2-over, which knocked out large names like Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Max Homa and Justin Thomas — who went a tricky 11-over on Friday.

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Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele set a U.S. Open file on Thursday with their opening-round 62s. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Photographs)


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