(EFE) .- American golfer Xander Schauffele became the new leader of the CJ Cup Shadow Creek tournament on the PGA Tour this Friday by completing the second round with a signed card of 64 strokes (-8), the best mark in the history of the tournament, and add 130 (-14), three ahead of the second classified.
The Englishman Tyrrell Halton, who was the leader of the first round, could not keep it although he had a good run with 68 strokes (-4) that allowed him to add 133 (-11) and be the one to occupy the second place.
The American Russell Hentley, who on the first day shared second place with Schauffele, fell to third place by delivering a signed card of 68 (-4) and reaching 134 strokes (-10).
While another American golfer Talor Gooch, who recovered 10 places, finished in fourth place (135, -9) at the end of the day with a record of 65 strokes (-7), the second best mark of the day.
But it would be Schauffele, 26, who became the great figure of the day by completing the course of the Shadow Creek Golf Course, in Las Vegas (Nevada), with a perfect performance of eight birdies, including six in a row that managed to starting from the thirteenth hole.
The record was the best in the history of the tournament and surpassed the seven on the first day achieved by Halton, and this Friday by Gooch and the American Collin Morikawa, who shared fifth place with his compatriot Jason Kokrak, both by adding 136 (-8).
The Spanish Jon Rahm and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann, who was the best Latin American of the day, finished in fifteenth place with the sum of 140 strokes (-4).
Rahm, 25, who lost 11 places compared to the first day, delivered a signed card of 73 strokes (+1), far from the 67 (-5) of the initial round as he was not consistent either from the tee or on the green by making an eagle (hole 4) and birdie (18) after he had committed four bogeys.
Niemann, 21, had the opposite experience, had his best performance on the field and showed it by finishing the round with 68 shots (-4) after making six birdies and two bogeys.
They also ended up sharing a position, the twentieth, the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz and the Spanish Sergio García who recovered two and added 141 hits (-3) after delivering two cards with 70 (-2) each.
While the Mexican Abraham Ancer was the big loser of the day, dropping 17 places after occupying the twenty-sixth with 142 hits (-2) after delivering a card of 73 (+1) after making a double bogey, three bogeys and four birdies .
His compatriot Carlos Ortiz registered 71 strokes (-1) when completing the round and added 143 (-1) that made him lose two places and finished provisionally in 33, which he shares with 11 other golfers.