Russell Henley maintains lead going into weekend in North Carolina

A poor back nine left Seamus Power on three-under-par for the tournament

Russell Henley on the 17th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Russell Henley on the 17th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship. Photograph: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

 

Russell Henley followed his opening 62 with a 64 to take a four stroke lead into the weekend at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

The American dropped a shot on the 12th, his third hole of the day, but was otherwise in fine form and picked up seven birdies to double his overnight lead.

 “This course, so much can happen,” Henley said after his second round. “You know, I feel good about my game, but  . . . there’s so much golf to be played and I’m just excited to try to keep playing well.”

A poor back nine left Ireland’s Seamus Power on three-under-par for the tournament, 11 shots off Henley.

Olympic silver medallist Rory Sabbatini also carded a 64 to jump 18 places up the leaderboard for a share of second on 10 under, alongside Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy.

Justin Rose is tied for third on nine under and going birdie-bogey-eagle between the 13th and 15th, while American Tyler Duncan is also third after shooting a 62 on Friday.

Scot Russell Knox pulled himself above the cut line with a 63, including an eagle on the 13th, while Tommy Fleetwood, Robert MacIntyre and Ben Taylor will also play into the weekend.

Among those cut were Martin Laird, Hideki Matsuyama and Padraig Harrington.

The latter carded a six-over 76 to miss the cut on two-over-par.

Collated second round scores and totals (USA unless stated, Par 70):

126 Russell Henley (USA) 62 64

130 Scott Piercy (USA) 64 66, Rory Sabbatini (Svk) 66 64, Webb Simpson (USA) 65 65

131 Tyler Duncan (USA) 69 62, Justin Rose (Eng) 66 65, Brian Stuard (USA) 65 66

132 Tyler McCumber (USA) 65 67, Kevin Na (USA) 68 64, Alex Smalley (USA) 68 64, Kevin Streelman (USA) 66 66

133 John Augenstein (USA) 68 65, Bronson Burgoon (USA) 65 68, Mackenzie Hughes (Can) 70 63, Sung-Hoon Kang (Kor) 64 69, Chris Kirk (USA) 64 69, Kevin Kisner (USA) 65 68, Matt Kuchar (USA) 66 67, Sebastian Munoz (Col) 66 67, Sam Ryder (USA) 68 65, Hudson Swafford (USA) 64 69, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 65 68

134 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 66 68, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 66 68, Sung Jae Im (Kor) 66 68, Si Woo Kim (Kor) 66 68, Denny McCarthy (USA) 65 69, Cameron Percy (Aus) 67 67, Erik van Rooyen (Rsa) 65 69, Harold Varner III (USA) 67 67, Ben Martin (USA) 67 67

135 Byeong-Hun An (Kor) 69 66, Branden Grace (Rsa) 66 69, Adam Hadwin (Can) 64 71, James Hahn (USA) 68 67, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor) 67 68, Keith Mitchell (USA) 67 68, Roger Sloan (Can) 71 64, Camilo Villegas (Col) 68 67, David Lingmerth (Swe) 68 67

136 Rafael Campos (Pur) 66 70, Jason Dufner (USA) 71 65, Brian Gay (USA) 70 66, Michael Gligic (Can) 65 71, Michael Kim (USA) 67 69, Anirban Lahiri (Ind) 67 69, Nate Lashley (USA) 68 68, Nelson Ledesma (Arg) 69 67, Adam Scott (Aus) 66 70, Ben Taylor (Eng) 68 68, Nick Taylor (Can) 65 71, Brendon Todd (USA) 69 67, Bubba Watson (USA) 67 69, Aaron Wise (USA) 66 70, Will Zalatoris (USA) 68 68

137 Mark Anderson (USA) 66 71, Chris Baker (USA) 67 70, Brice Garnett (USA) 69 68, Chesson Hadley (USA) 68 69, Harry Higgs (USA) 70 67, Beau Hossler (USA) 68 69, Mark Hubbard (USA) 67 70, Matt Jones (Aus) 69 68, Russell Knox (Sco) 74 63, Andrew Landry (USA) 65 72, Robert MacIntyre (Sco) 69 68, Rob Oppenheim (USA) 66 71, Chengtsung Pan (Tai) 68 69, Seamus Power (Irl) 67 70, Sepp Straka (Aut) 66 71, Kevin Tway (USA) 66 71, Richy Werenski (USA) 67 70, Austin Eckroat (USA) 68 69, Johnson Wagner (USA) 68 69

The following players missed the Cut:

138 Dylan Frittelli (Rsa) 69 69, Doug Ghim (USA) 68 70, Rhein Gibson (Aus) 66 72, Will Gordon (USA) 68 70, Bo Hoag (USA) 67 71, Martin Laird (Sco) 68 70, Hank Lebioda (USA) 69 69, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 69 69, Ryan Moore (USA) 68 70, Doc Redman (USA) 67 71, Patrick Rodgers (USA) 71 67, John Senden (Aus) 67 71, Scott Stallings (USA) 67 71, Michael Thompson (USA) 64 74, Gary Woodland (USA) 70 68, Xinjun Zhang (Chn) 68 70

139 Joseph Bramlett (USA) 72 67, Scott Brown (USA) 69 70, Joel Dahmen (USA) 68 71, Luke Donald (Eng) 72 67, Talor Gooch (USA) 68 71, Lanto Griffin (USA) 71 68, Bill Haas (USA) 70 69, Brandon Hagy (USA) 71 68, Brian Harman (USA) 69 70, Luke List (USA) 66 73, Adam Long (USA) 72 67, Matthew NeSmith (USA) 70 69, Chase Seiffert (USA) 67 72, J. J. Spaun (USA) 67 72, Nick Watney (USA) 69 70, Matthew Wolff (USA) 69 70, John Huh (USA) 68 71

140 K. J. Choi (Kor) 66 74, Fabian Gomez (Arg) 70 70, Scott Harrington (USA) 68 72, Jim Herman (USA) 72 68, Tom Hoge (USA) 73 67, Zach Johnson (USA) 69 71, Patton Kizzire (USA) 70 70, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 67 73, Guillermo Mito Pereira (Chi) 73 67, J. T. Poston (USA) 71 69, Andrew Putnam (USA) 67 73, Adam Schenk (USA) 70 70, Kyle Stanley (USA) 71 69, D. J. Trahan (USA) 71 69, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 68 72, Connor Arendell (USA) 71 69

141 Ryan Brehm (USA) 67 74, Sebastian Cappelen (Den) 70 71, Peter Malnati (USA) 70 71, Sean O’Hair (USA) 67 74, Ted Potter Jr. (USA) 64 77, Davis Thompson (USA) 70 71, Martin Trainer (USA) 71 70, Kristoffer Ventura (Nor) 71 70

142 Ryan Armour (USA) 74 68, Lucas Glover (USA) 70 72, Padraig Harrington (Irl) 66 76, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) 70 72, Chez Reavie (USA) 70 72, Robby Shelton (USA) 70 72

143 Rickie Fowler (USA) 71 72, Kramer Hickok (USA) 69 74

144 Austin Cook (USA) 70 74, Michael Gellerman (USA) 69 75, Jason Kokrak (USA) 70 74, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 69 75, Robert Streb (USA) 68 76, Vincent Whaley (USA) 70 74

145 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 73 72, Josh Teater (USA) 70 75, Akshay Bhatia (USA) 72 73, Wes Roach (USA) 70 75

146 Wyndham Clark (USA) 76 70

147 Tom Lewis (Eng) 71 76, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 74 73

148 Jonas Blixt (Swe) 77 71, Jacob Bergeron (USA) 71 77

150 Matthew Every (USA) 73 77

156 Matt Vick (USA) 77 79

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