Hunter Mahan maintains his lead in WGC-Cadillac Championship of PGA Tour

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The dramatic second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship came to an end yesterday. It was the clubhouse leader American Hunter Mahan who maintained his lead in the second round and tops the leader board by just a mere margin of a single stroke. He is followed
by world number one Martin Kaymer and Francesco Molinari.

Mahan who dominated in the first round having nine birdies and a bogey on his card was wayward on the second day. He had a rather moderate round of one-under par, 71 which included a couple of birdies and bogeys. His score card clearly shows that he was
not in exquisite touch but the score for the second round was enough to keep him on top. The 28-year old had three birdies and lost two strokes during the second round. The two drop shots came on hole numbers 14 and 16 where his drives were way off the fairways.

The American was more than overwhelmed with his two days score of nine-under par. Ryder Cup member has a total of twelve birdies and three bogeys playing 36 holes. Mahan was not putting as well as he did in the first round and was a little disappointed.
The youngster still was confident to maintain his lead in the next two rounds to lift the championship trophy.

Hunter after playing his round said, “I hit a lot of good shots but just didn’t finish as strong as I would have hoped. But I’m pretty happy with where I am.”

As it was expected, the world number one Kaymer produced a brilliant first and second round carding under par scores. He has a deficit of just one stroke over the leader and shares the spot with Italian Molinari. Kaymer already has proved to the world why
he is ranked as the best. Again, by carding a superb round of six-under par for the first round, his fans are overjoyed with his performance.

Kaymer had a rather steady second round of two-under par, 70 which was enough for him to be at the joint second spot. His bogey-free score card shows two birdies and sixteen pars. The youngster was hitting the ball well and looked in great shape to challenge
the leader. The German has a two day score of eight-under par and is hoping to improve further so he can post his name on the trophy.

One of Italy’s ace players, Molinari repeated his steady performance in the second round also. He carded a round of four-under par on both the days and is tied with Kaymer at the second position. Molinari clearly looked in great form through his smooth putting
and powerful drives off the tee. His card shows four birdies and no bogey. The player has yet to mark a PGA Tour victory and is confident of curbing the challenge of his opponents in the next two rounds.

Four players are tied for the third spot. Martin Laird, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney and Rory McIlroy had the same scores. They had a two round aggregate score of seven-under par and trail the leader by just two shots.

As for Tiger Woods, he failed to card an under-par round on the second day and is placed at even-par. Woods did not had a good start in his opening five holes as he made two birdies and three bogeys. He carded a second round of two-over par, 74 and is hoping
to jump on the leader board.

The defending champion Ernie Els is still among the top contenders of winning the tournament. Els, has a two round score of five-under par and shares the eleventh spot with three other players. He trails the leader by four strokes.

The third round will commence today with some more fireworks expected from Kaymer. Mahan will have to maintain his momentum to keep the lead as he is followed by the inform world number one.  


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