Open Championship

Spieth out in front in British Open

2017-07-21 22:18
Jordan Spieth (Getty)

Southport - Jordan Spieth completed a second round of one-under-par 69 on Friday to sit in the lead at six-under at the halfway stage in the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Having been joint leader overnight at five-under, the American had an eventful day in miserable wet and windy conditions, shooting an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys.

Spieth is two strokes ahead of compatriot Matt Kuchar who followed his opening 65 with a 71 earlier in the day.

England's Ian Poulter remains firmly in contention after signing for a 70 to lie on three under par, with US Open champion Brooks Koepka also three-under after dropping back from a share of the overnight lead with his 72.

Richie Ramsay of Scotland is two under par, while 2014 Open champion Rory McIlroy is in a small group on one-under.


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