Sebastián Muñoz pulls away for 3-shot lead at LIV Golf-Chicago

by Joanne Miller

Sebastián Muñoz Takes Commanding Lead at LIV Golf-Chicago

In a thrilling second round at LIV Golf-Chicago, Sebastián Muñoz showcased his exceptional skills, surging to a three-shot lead. The Colombian golfer dazzled the crowd by carding an outstanding 8-under 63, leaving no doubts about his dominance on the course.

Muñoz, who started the day in a five-way tie for the lead, wasted no time asserting his authority. He began his round with three consecutive birdies at the exquisite Rich Harvest Farms course. However, the highlight of his performance came on the fifth hole, where he struck a remarkable eagle from 123 yards. This exceptional shot further solidified his place at the top of the leaderboard.

Ending the day at an impressive 13-under 129, the 29-year-old golfer has positioned himself as a strong contender for the LIV Golf-Chicago title. With a three-shot advantage, Muñoz appears poised to make a powerful push in the final round.

Trailing behind Muñoz is Anirban Lahiri, the Indian golfer who managed a bogey-free 66. Lahiri finds himself in second place, three shots adrift of the leader. Despite the deficit, his consistent performance throughout the tournament suggests that he is still very much in contention for the title.

Abraham Ancer, the Mexican golfer, produced a remarkable late surge in his second round. Birdying six holes in a seven-hole stretch, Ancer finished with a commendable 66, tying him for third place with Dustin Johnson (66) and Thomas Pieters (67). Although they sit five strokes behind the leader, Ancer and his counterparts have shown the ability to produce low scores and will surely pose a threat in the final round.

On the other hand, points leader Cameron Smith encountered a challenging day. The Australian golfer could only manage a 71, finding himself 11 shots behind Muñoz. While the deficit seems daunting, Smith has proven his ability to bounce back from difficult situations, and it will be intriguing to see if he can mount a comeback in the final round.

Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka, the lone player in the LIV Golf’s 48-man league participating in the upcoming Ryder Cup, had a solid round of 69. Despite being eight strokes behind Muñoz, Koepka’s experience and competitive spirit make him a player to watch as the tournament progresses. Conversely, Sergio Garcia, who was part of the five-way tie for the 18-hole lead, struggled in the second round, posting a 73 and falling out of contention.

As the thrilling LIV Golf-Chicago tournament heads into its final round, all eyes will be on Sebastián Muñoz. Holding a commanding three-shot lead, he has positioned himself as the golfer to beat. Nevertheless, with talented pursuers closely following him, the stage is set for an exciting and fiercely competitive climax to the event. Golf enthusiasts eagerly await the finale to see who will emerge victorious and etch their name in the history books of LIV Golf-Chicago.

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