England's Harry Hall leads Charles Schwab Challenge as Scottie Scheffler lurks

Harry Hall is putting on a putting masterclass at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

England's Harry Hall leads Charles Schwab Challenge as Scottie Scheffler lurks
England's Harry Hall leads Charles Schwab Challenge as Scottie Scheffler…

English PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall strengthened his lead to three strokes on day two of the Charles Schwab Challenge. 

Hall, 25, has put on a putting masterclass so far at Colonial with rounds of 62 and 66 to vault to 12-under par

The man from Cornwall now holds a three-stroke lead over four-time PGA Tour winner Harris English, who hit the shot of the day with a stunning hole-in-one on the 8th. 

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo is a further stroke back in third on 8-under par. 

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler carded a consecutive round of 67 but he finds himself with plenty of work to do at six strokes off the pace. 

England's Justin Rose continued his impressive form this season with a 66 to progress him to 5-under par. 

Hall, who only turned pro four years ago, started on the 10th hole and got off to a slow start with a bogey at the par-3 13th.

But he bounced back superbly with five birdies in the space of six holes from the 15th through to the 2nd. 

Hall made a second bogey of the day at the par-3 3rd but he got that shot back on the 7th when sending his approach shot (that was up against a twig in the middle of the fairway) into 11 feet and then converting the birdie putt. 

The Englishman looked to be in big trouble on his penultimate hole when failing to escape the bunker with his second shot on the par-3 8th, but he then holed out the next attempt for par. 


For Scheffler, it was a recurring theme of brilliant ball striking from tee to green but a cold putter. 

Scheffler admitted to playing "superb" all day only to rank well outside the top 100 for strokes-gained putting in the second round. 

The American's highlight came with a chip-in birdie from the back of the 15th green. 

Over on LIV Golf, US PGA champion Brooks Koepka had an entertaining level-par round that saw him dial up for a new driver during his round!

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