Oosthuizen sets 36-hole scoring record at The Open, leads Morikawa by 2
Louis Oosthuizen shot a second-round 65 on Friday to set the 36-hole scoring record at the Open Championship with a total of 11-under 129.
The South African sits ahead of Collin Morikawa by two shots and Jordan Spieth by three as he enters the weekend seeking his second Open title.
Oosthuizen held a clean card until a bogey on the par-3 16th, which was also his first blemish of the week. The 38-year-old made four birdies and an eagle to help him set the tournament record.
The 2010 Open champ has now held the lead or co-lead after five of the past nine major championship rounds.
Morikawa posted 64 in the morning wave and could have tied the lowest round in major championship history (62) if he played the final four holes at 1-under; he played them at 1-over.
Spieth also got stuck in neutral during the closing stretch at Royal St. George's. He shot 1-over on his final six holes, a stretch that included four of the seven easiest holes on the course.
Dustin Johnson made seven birdies to fly up the leaderboard with a 5-under 65. He trails Oosthuizen by four.
Here's the top of the leaderboard with 36 holes remaining:
|Place||Player||To Par||R2 Score|
|T7||Daniel van Tonder||-6||66|
Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm are at 5-under in a five-way tie for 12th.
Bryson DeChambeau made the 1-over cut on the number thanks to two late birdies.
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