Sung Kang matches course with 61 to take Byron Nelson lead

Sung Kang matches course with 61 to take Byron Nelson lead

It was hard to miss Tony Romo's enthusiasm in his first words as he walked to the scoring tent after his second-round 74 at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Friday.

Romo's other playing partner, Dylan Frittelli, grew up in South Africa and did not know who Romo was until he arrived at the University of Texas. He just missed a 24-foot birdie chance at the par-3 17th, and finished with a 14-foot par to match the 61 Marc Leishman had previous year in the first Nelson round played at Trinity Forest after the tournament moved from Four Seasons.

In the opening round of the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson, Tony Romo chips in from 66 feet for eagle on the par-5 7th hole. His approach to within a foot of the cup at the 311-yard No. 5 set up a string of six birdies in a row.

Every had his second straight 65, and Duncan shot 66.

Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka, looking to defend his US PGA Championship next week, is among 11 players to have carded a 65.

Trinity Forest member Jordan Spieth, also like Koepka a three-time major champion, hasn't won since the 2017 British Open. However, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback shot his best round in his third sponsor's exemption over the past two years. A pair of double bogeys did him in Thursday. "I think I could play well".

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"Took a big bounce and hit her, I guess. You can't miss them there", Romo said after the first round.

"I've got to go hit some tee shots that really feel good, because if not, I won't sleep tonight", he said.

He will need an extremely low round Friday to have a chance of making the cut but at the very least will give himself 18 more holes of competitive experience.

Spieth had a 68 in the afternoon, when the wind picked up after mostly calm conditions for McCarthy and the rest of the morning starters at the links-style course inundated by heavy rain earlier in the week. "That's encouraging and shows that the work you're doing holds up when it counts". I was pretty happy with how I played.

With the expectation that the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson could result in a victor who finishes 20 shots or better under par, it's not surprising that the cut line is projected to be fairly high. He hit 10 of 14 fairways and 15 greens on Friday.

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