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Monday 26 June 2017

James Hahn's 65 sends him clear at the top of the Phoenix Open leaderboard

Rickie Fowler was replaced at the top of the Phoenix Open leaderboard by James Hahn
Rickie Fowler was replaced at the top of the Phoenix Open leaderboard by James Hahn

James Hahn struck a six-under-par 65 to sit at the top of the leaderboard at the midway point of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Arizona.

Hahn registered six birdies in a blemish-free round which sees him lead on 10 under after two rounds in the desert.

The American replaces Rickie Fowler at the summit after the world number four carded a 68 to advance to nine under, striking four birdies and a solitary bogey.

Fowler is joined on nine under by Australian Danny Lee, whose seven birdies and two bogeys saw him sign off on a 66.

Fellow first-round leaders Hideki Matsuyama and Shane Lowry slipped back to tied third after they both struck 70.

England's Ian Poulter and two-time major champions Padraig Harrington are both certain to miss the cut at four-over, though play was suspended due to bad light with a number of players' rounds incomplete.

There was a nice moment for rookie Jack Maguire, who struck a hole in one on the par-3 12th, but he still finished on 12 over, with the damage done after yesterday's 83.

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