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Stanley, Niemann lead as Spieth misses cut at Memorial

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26   //    02 Jun 2018, 06:29 IST
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Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann shared the Memorial Tournament lead as Jordan Spieth missed the cut Friday.

Stanley fired a six-under 66 in the second round at Muirfield Village Golf Club to move into 11 under.

The American – who managed eight birdies and two bogeys – shares a two-stroke lead with Chilean teenager Niemann.

Niemann, the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking last year, endured a mixed four-under 68 after his opening 65.

The 19-year-old had seven birdies and three bogeys in the second round, picking up a shot at the last to share the lead.

South Korean An Byeong-hun fired a five-under 67 to be in outright third at nine under in Dublin, Ohio, where play was suspended for 90 minutes during the afternoon due to weather.

Still winless this year, Spieth fired an even-par 72 to finish at three over, missing the weekend.

The world number five had five birdies and as many bogeys in the second round, failing to make the cut for the third time this year.

The in-form Jason Day is in contention once more, the Australian posting a second straight 68.

Day – who won the Wells Fargo Championship and was tied for fifth at The Players – is in a five-way tie for fourth.

Wesley Bryan (68), Hideki Matsuyama (71), J.B. Holmes (66) and Bryson DeChambeau (67) are also at eight under.

Tiger Woods managed a five-under 67, which included an eagle at the par-five 11th.

The 14-time major champion thrilled the crowd when he holed out from 95 yards.

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