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FedEx St. Jude Classic 2022: J.J. Spaun Takes 1-Shot Lead Behind 2nd-Round 67

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J.J. Spaun maintained his lead at the FedEx St. Jude Championship following a solid second round Friday at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.

Spaun entered your day tied with Si Woo Kim for the very best spot following a scorching opening round that saw him finish at eight-under par. He followed that up with a three-under 67 and 11-under par total Friday.

Here is a consider the leaderboard:


1. J.J Spaun: -11

T-2. Sepp Straka: -10

T-2. Troy Merritt: -10

4. Denny McCarthy: -9

T-5. Brian Harman: -8

T-5. Tony Finau: -8

T-5. Cameron Smith: -8

T-5. Ryan Palmer: -8

T-9. Adam Scott: -7

T-9. Emiliano Grillo: -7

T-9. K.H. Lee:-7

T-9. Sahith Theegala: -7

T-9. Kevin Kisner: -7

T-9. Tyler Duncan: -7

T-9. Trey Mullinax: -7

T-9. Lucas Glover: -7

Full leaderboard offered by PGATour.com.


Spaun had a good begin to his afternoon at TPC Southwind, carding a birdie on hole No. 1 before draining another on the 3rd.

He slipped through to No. 7 with a bogey but bounced back with another birdie on the eighth.

The 31-year-old was equally as good on the trunk nine, carding two birdies and a bogey. One of is own best shots came on the 17th, when he birdied to have a one-shot lead.

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Good fringe game @JJSpaun birdies 17 to take the solo lead at -11. pic.twitter.com/TpTL6c8Mzc

Spaun has just one single PGA Tour victory, which came at the Valero Texas Open in April, when he finished 13-under par. He’s got been full-time on the tour because the 2016-17 season, and a victory at TPC Southwind will be huge for the NORTH PARK State product.

Tony Finau is among the players who remains within striking distance of the lead. The 32-year-old posted a two-under 68 on Friday for his 11th consecutive round in the 60s on the tour.

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Dart @TonyFinauGolf reaches -3 on your day and 1 back. pic.twitter.com/kDupIMfPq8

Finau is tied for fifth at eight under, though he could be looking to end up being the first player since Dustin Johnson in 2017 to win three consecutive starts.

Sepp Straka and Troy Merritt, that are tied for second, finished Friday’s round at four-under 66 and five-under 65, respectively. Straka held to the lead for some time, carding five birdies on your day.

Kim, meanwhile, dropped completely to a tie for 27th after finishing Round 2 at three-over 73 with three bogeys.

Other notables include Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler, that are tied for 33rd. Rory McIlroy, Tom Hoge, Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler are the type of who missed the two-under cut.

The 3rd round is defined for Saturday, and Spaun can look to hang to his lead prior to the final round and improve his positioning in the FedEx Cup standings.

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