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Farmers lead after eagle by Stephan Jaeger on final hole

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SAN DIEGO Stephan JaegerAfter the second round of Farmers Insurance Open, held at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Thursday, Germany’s Michael Schmidt made a 35-foot eagle on his final green for an 8-under-64 and a one shot lead over Nicolai Hjgaard from Denmark.

Jaeger was 12 under at half way through the tournament. The layout on the blufftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a blufftop course. He began on the easier North Course’s back nine and jumped over Hojgaard on the par-5 ninth with his eagle.

“Finishing that way, yeah, it’s exciting,” said Jaeger. He birdied five of his eight first holes and only had one bogey.

He said that he had a good drive in the wind at his last hole, and then he pulled his approach shot just a little.

“I wanted to make it go kind of middle of the green, and I went right after it. He said that it landed just short of pin and scooted kind of back edge. “Had an a little right-to-lefter downhill about 35 feet, and it ended curling in.” It was awesome to watch.”

Jaeger shot a score of 68 on Wednesday on the South Course. He said he doesn’t have much momentum after his strong performance on Thursday because the last two rounds will be played on the South Course.

“But it’s nice to make eagles or birdies,” said 32-year-old Jaeger who has been on the tour since 2018 and still is looking for his first victory. “Nobody is going to take those from you. I’m excited to play South Course two days more. I love this place. “This is probably my favorite tournament every year.”

Hojgaard had a bogeyless 66 and was 11 under par. Thomas DetryBelgium and Matthieu PavonFrance was 10 under par after playing the South Course. Pavon had a round of 65 that was consistent with only one bogey. Detry, on the other hand, had two bogeys at his final four-holes for a score of 68.

Hojgaard is getting his first glimpse of Torrey Pines, after arriving from Dubai on Monday. He shot a first-round score of 67 at the South Course. Tuesday, he played the back nine holes of the North Course as part of his practice round.

“It feels like two solid days,” said he. “Played some great golf, scrambled well when I was out of position, and finished with a nice par.” Driving has been solid. I missed a few fairways, but overall, I was very happy with my game.

Tony Finau(66, North Course), Michael Kim (68, South) were 9 under. Aaron Rei (70), Emiliano Grillo(69) Joseph BramlettAfter playing the South Course, (66) all had 8 under.

San Diegan Xander SchauffeleNo. 5 in the world, he was in a group of 13 at 7 under after a 68 on the North Course. Five in the world was in a 13-person group at 7 under par after a 68.

The tournament will end on Saturday so that it does not clash with the NFL Conference Championship games.

First-round leader Kevin YuAfter a score of 74 on the South Course, the world No. World No. 6 Patrick CantlayAlso had a rough outing on the South Course, with a score of 73. Both are at six under.

Defending champion Max Homa7 in the world, shot a 70 on the North Course and was at 4 under. 7 in the World, shot a score of 70 on the North Course at 4 under. Hideki MatsuyamaDuring his round of 71, he shot his first PGA Tour Hole-in-One on the South Course’s par-3 eighth.

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