Russell Henley surges ahead in Wyndham Championship, Anirban Lahiri made 69

At 14-under through 36 holes, Russell Henley has a four-stroke lead over three golfers - Rory Sabbatini, Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy


14 August 2021: There were no signs of slowing down from Russell Henley. He followed up his opening 62 with another impressive round of 64 to extend his cushion at the top of the Wyndham Championship to four strokes. Anirban Lahiri, completed his opening round on Friday, after being forced to abandon the round to darkness. He made two consecutive birdies for a 67. The Indian returned to course soon after, working his way to a one-under 69 in the second round.

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Anirban is lying T41, assuring himself a place in the FedExCup playoffs by staying inside the top 125. That will also secure Anirban his card for 2021-22, marking a seventh season on the PGA TOUR.

Henley’s two round total of 126 matches the lowest round on Tour this season. Stewart Cink had shot the same scores at the RBC Heritage, where the par was 72, instead of the 70 this week.

Wyndham, the final event of the regular calendar, is also the stage for plenty of drama as golfers play to secure their futures. There are as many as five golfers who began the week outside the top 125, who are currently T5 or better at the halfway stage. Rory Sabbatini and Scott Piercy are in T2, with Justin Rose in T5 – all three men are now expected to break inside the card yielding top 125.

Ryan Armour, Patrick Rodgers and Bo Hoag entered the week between 122-125, right on the edge of the bubble. The three men will have plenty to regret after missing the cut this weekend.

Sabbatini and Scott Piercy are tied in second with Webb Simpson, who made a second straight 65. Sabbatini shot 64 while Piercy made 66. All three men are at 10-under 130 through two rounds.

Sung Kang’s steamy start lost some fizz as he settled for a one-under 69 in the second round, leaving him in T12 at 7-under. Sungjae Im shot 68 and Si Wook Kim shot 69 as the two men settled just one shot behind Kang.

Cameron Piercy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat were together at 6-under through 36 holes. Anirban and Adam Scott were in T41 at 4-under 136. 

Second-Round Leaderboard

Russell Henley                     62-64—126 (-14)
Rory Sabbatini                     66-64—130 (-10)
Webb Simpson                    65-65—130 (-10)
Scott Piercy                         64-66—130 (-10)

Other Asian/Australian Scores
Sung Kang                          64-69 – 133 (-7, T12)
Sungjae Im                         66-68 – 134 (-6, T23)
Si Woo Kim                        65-69 – 134 (-6, T23)
Cameron Percy                  67-67 – 134 (-6, T23)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat        66-68 – 134 (-6, T23)
Anirban Lahiri                  67-69 – 136 (-4, T41)
Adam Scott                       66-70 – 136 (-4, T41)