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2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Leaderboard, Scores: Thomas Detry, Mackenzie Hughes Share Lead After Round 2

Thomas Detley signed 5-under 67 for the second year in a row to take the lead share of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship heading into the weekend. Detry, his PGA Tour rookie in name only, sits at 10-under alongside Mackenzie Hughes, who put his name back in contention on Friday when he marked a 9-under 63.

Having secured a place on the PGA Tour late last summer with a fourth-place finish at the Boise Open in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, Detry has been in the midst of quality golf for quite some time. His success at Idaho followed a Top 10 finish at the Scottish Open, followed by a Top 5 result at DP World at his BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event of his tour.

Since bringing his talents to the PGA Tour, Detry has started his rookie season without a hitch despite his lengthy travel schedule. The 29-year-old is looking to further improve his efforts in Napa with his T12 result in his Fortinet Championship.

Having played in Europe for the past six seasons, Detry has inexplicably gone without a professional win since his Challenge Tour days in 2016. He’s been through a lot of close races, but perhaps a change of scenery, locations and tours will allow him to finally enter the winner’s circle.

Hoping this isn’t the case, there are many pursuers, including his co-leader Hughes. , seems ready for the challenge. The Austrian sits alone in his third place, just a few shots behind hometown hero Davis and his Riley. Davis Riley took the lead in his first round and is now seven unders after his so-so second round.


1. Thomas Detry and Mackenzie Hughes (-10):

With over 150 starts to go from his only win on the PGA Tour, Hughes is perfectly positioned to end this winless drought. Midway through the 2021-22 season, his 2021-22 season saw only three top 10 finishes for him, and he’s eyeing the 2024 season after missing out on his Cup in the Presidents near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. The motivation to put in and play well has never been higher. competition in his home country.

“Yeah, I saw [the Presidents Cup]We had family in town that week, so it didn’t work out, but I was keeping an eye on the boys and pulling desperately for them to pull it out,” Hughes said. I really wanted to be there and it was something I had marked on my calendar for the past year and a half. It hurts, but sometimes it does in this game. During his two years in Montreal, he will work hard to be on that team. ”

Other Candidates

3. Sepp Straka (-9)

T4. Mark Hubbard, Garrick Higo, Scott Sterlings (-8)

T7. Davis Riley, Nick Hardy, Stephan Jaeger (-7)

Mississippi’s Riley is still in the tournament after 36 holes. Riley took the first-round lead with a 6-under 66 before he stalled at a 1-under 71 on Friday. “The local kid got the job done despite the big stick. If I could use this club effectively as well as correct his mistakes in the first two days of the weekend, Riley would love to have his own backyard.” will have a real chance of taking his first PGA Tour win.

“Having a chance to win this golf tournament means something to the world,” Riley said. “But like I said[Thursday]there’s a lot of work to do. Yeah, the game is in a good place. I didn’t score or do things like I did[Thursday]. , I’m still doing a lot of things well. I just need to make a tweak or two here and there and be ready to go again (Saturday).

Grillo is an early candidate for reaction this season

With only six rounds to go until the 2022-23 season, Emiliano Grillo may already be reacting best to any shot this season. The Argentinian, who has channeled his inner Hideki Matsuyama and even Mark his Hubbard in his Classic, Rockets his Mortgage, was fed up with his shot at the tee on his par-3 13th hole.

Instead of a casual club drop, Grillo went one step further, throwing the club into tall grass and the ball dropped 11 feet off the pin. , and is four strokes behind the leader.

Is it too early to preempt the 2023 Ryder Cup?

My CBS Sports colleague Kyle Porter called first round leader Riley Potential future Ryder Cup entrants I can’t help but look to Rome next fall. Instead of discussing the US side, what I find most intriguing is the European team’s backend, which may make or break an effort to reclaim the cup.

Both Detry and Straka should have a real chance of earning selection from captain Luke Donald if they continue to play in this manner for the foreseeable future. Little does the European care about heading into a potentially winning weekend in Jackson, but somewhere Donald is certainly taking notes.

2022 Sanderson Farms Championship odds and picks updated

  • Thomas Detry: 9/2
  • Mackenzie Hughes: 7-1
  • Sepp Straka: 7-1
  • Scott Stallings: 17/2
  • Davis Riley: 12-1
  • Mark Hubbard: 16-1
  • Sam Burns: 18-1
  • Nick Hardy: 22-1
  • Garik Higo: 22-1
  • Emiliano Grillo: 28-1
  • Stefan Yeager: 28-1

An easy pick is Barnes, who is just five shots behind at 5 under par despite losing more than two strokes on the green in the first two rounds. A putter like Barnes, who ranks second in tee-to-green strokes won, should be able to figure things out to move forward.

Personally, I love the chance of Straka winning a second trophy in less than a year, but the numbers are a little short for my taste. If neither Straka nor Barnes interest you, 60-1 rookie Taylor Montgomery (-4) is a worthy choice.