Kevin Na shots 62 to share lead in home event in Las Vegas

October 04, 2019 - 8:50 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas resident Kevin Na had two back-nine eagles and shot a 9-under 62 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Playing alongside Phil Mickelson at TPC Summerlin, Na eagled the par-5 13th and 16th holes and added birdies on the par-3 17th and par-4 18th to match Lucas Glover, 2017 winner Patrick Cantlay and Brian Stuard at 12-under 130.

Na won the 2011 tournament for the first of his three tour titles. He made four long putts on the back nine Friday, holing out from 43 and 35 feet for the eagles and 23 and 22 feet on the closing birdies.

Glover shot 63, also making an eagle on the 15th. Cantlay eagled the par-4 15th, driving the green and holing a 45-footer, in a 64. Stuard shot 65. Mickelson was 8 under, following an opening 65 with a 69. He missed the cut last week at the Safeway Open in his season debut.

Top-ranked Brooks Koepka missed the cut in his season debut with rounds of 70 and 71. The first No. 1 player in Las Vegas since Greg Norman in 1988, Koepka had stem cell treatment on his left knee Aug. 25 after the FedEx Cup ended.

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