Tony Finau opens up lead at WGC-HSBC Champions on day two

In-form Finau races to front, with English duo Rose and Fleetwood hot in pursuit. 

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018

Tony Finau opens up lead at WGC-HSBC Champions on day two

 

Tony Finau has enjoyed a stellar 2018 campaign but is still yet to land a victory. That could all change for the in-form American this weekend after opening up a three-stroke lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.

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Finau, 29, has been one of the most consistent performers of the year and came into this week's tournament off the back of five consecutive top-15 finishes including four top-10s. 

The American carded a solid 5-under 67 on Friday at Sheshan International GC to move to 11-under and three shots clear of day-one leader Reed (72), and English duo Tommy Fleetwood (68) and defending champion Justin Rose (67).

"I'm really pleased," he said. "I played nicely and was happy with the way I finished. I was pleased to make a few birdies coming down the stretch.

"There's a lot of great players here that are looking to chase me down. I've got to stay in attack mode, continue to make birdies and if I limit the mistakes, I think it will be a good weekend."

Finau has just the one career victory coming at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open.

SECOND ROUND LEADERBOARD

-11 T FINAU (US)
-8 J ROSE, T FLEETWOOD (ENG), P REED (US)

 

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